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One of Egypt’s oldest political prisoners released

Nabil El-Maghraby spent 32 years in prison on charges including plotting to kill the late president Sadat

Ahram Online, Tuesday 7 Jun 2011
Nabil El-Maghraby
Nabil El-Maghraby
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Nabil El-Maghraby, accused of plotting to kill former president Anwar El-Sadat, has been released after spending 31 years in prison.

The 70-year-old El-Maghravy was a member of the military intelligence. He was first arrested in 1979 as part of a police crackdown on political Islamists. He was later accused in 1981 of plotting the assassination of Sadat while in prison and was given a life sentence, or 25 years. He was later sentenced to an extra three years after several prisoners escaped and again for another 25 years for “planning to topple the ruling regime.”

El-Maghraby’s picture was often seen held on banners in Tahrir Square by people demanding his release.

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Ayasha
14-09-2012 03:19am
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Torture
Why does he look so hurt in the photo to the right. Had he been tortured while in prison?
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Mick Loughlin
08-06-2011 01:29am
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Nabil El-Magharvy
Five years longer than Nelson Mandela, but who outside Egypt knows him?
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neil
07-06-2011 06:25pm
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mind control
don't call a treasonous murder a 'political prisoner'. he is a treasonous murderer who should have been shot. Ayman Nour, who merely contested for President, was a political prisoner.
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