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Egyptian MP survived assassination attempt: Brotherhood party

Brotherhood’s political party says one of its members in Alexandria who has received death threats in recent days escaped an assassination attempt on Friday

Ahram Online, Friday 24 Feb 2012
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Unidentified assailants have attempted to kill Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) member Hassan El-Prince on Friday, the FJP said in a brief statement.

“Media reports which said some people have opened fire on El-Prince are not accurate. All what we know is that a car chased his before hitting it. The assailants tried to turn over the car of El-Prince,” the FJP said of the People Assembly's member.

El-Prince is a member in the parliamentary committee which pushes for the transfer of ousted president Hosni Mubarak from the International Medical Centre, a military hospital on the Cairo-Ismailia road, to Tora Prison hospital.

The leading Alexandria-based Muslim Brotherhood member announced recently that he had received death threats because of his efforts in this headline-grabbing saga.

Mubarak, 83, has been staying at the Medical Centre since his trial started on 3 August. He is facing various charges, including killing protesters during the 2011 January revolution.

The criminal court will deliver its verdict in the case on 2 June.  

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