Danielle Capalbo’s Blog

Northeastern in the NYT

Posted in General Updates by Quiet Giant on May 28, 2009

Enormous thanks to Michael Slackman at the New York Times for recognizing our program yesterday in his article “Why Freed Dissidents Pick Path of Most Resistance.” Michael specifically linked to my entry about Egyptian opposition leader Ayman Nour, who recently revealed plans to finish a well-publicized prison sentence. Nour was jailed in 2004 following a bid for the presidency on an opposition ticket. In February, the National Democratic Party released Nour four months ahead of schedule. Since then, Nour said the government has denied him basic rights, like the ability to open a bank account or practice law. 

I also (highly, highly) recommend Katie’s account of our time with Mr. Nour, and Nick’s. We also collaborated on a news story for the main blog.

Thanks again, Michael!

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