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Egyptian doctors' strike leader missing since Tuesday

Colleagues say Dr Ahmed Atef had been receiving threatening phone calls prior to his disappearance, presidential candidate demands Ministry of Interior conduct serious search for fellow physician

Zeinab El Gundy, Thursday 13 Oct 2011
D.Ahmed Atef
A SNAP shot from TV for doctors’ strike general coordinator D.Ahmed Atef
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Dr Ahmed Atef, leader of the Coalition of Egyptian Doctors and a leading figure in September’s two week doctors’ strike for a minimum wage at government hospitals, has been missing since Tuesday, according to his colleagues.

Dr Atef was last seen at the Nile Health Insurance Hospital before going to buy food at a nearby restaurant on Tuesday afternoon.

Friends of Dr Atef mentioned that he had been receiving threats on his mobile phone for several days before he went missing.

Potential presidential candidate and chairman of the Arab Doctors’ Union Abdel Manam Abu El-Fatouh, used Twitter to call on Minister of Interior Mansour Eissawy to do more to discover the whereabouts of Dr Atef.

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Martin Timothy
13-10-2011 09:30pm
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The assault on organized labor is world wide!
Dr Atef's disappearance, resonates with similar cases of murder, rape and disappearance, that accompanied the deregistration of the Painters and Dockers Union, in Australia in 1993 - And just as the call from the Arab Doctors’ Union for the Interior Ministry to do more, appears to have fallen on deaf ears, so does Australian officialdom turn away, while the scabs, rapists and killers go on from strength to strength!
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