ElBaradei Now Under House Arrest
Wall Street Journal
28-Jan-2011 (one comment)

Egyptian security officials say Nobel Peace laureate Mohamed ElBaradei is under house arrest, the AP reported. Police stationed outside his suburban Cairo home told him he cannot leave the house after he joined tens of thousands of protesters in the capital Friday.
Earlier, police used water cannons against Mr. ElBaradei and his supporters as they joined the latest wave of protests after Friday noon prayers. Police also used batons to beat some of Mr. ElBaradei’s supporters, who surrounded him to protect him.
Mr. Elebaradei, who has spent much of his life outisde Egypt, returned to the country late Thursday, greeted by friends and some supporters. “It is a critical time in the life of Egypt,” he told reporters upon his arrival. “I wish we didn’t have to go into the streets to impress upon the regime that they have to change.”

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by yolanda on

Mubarak is 82 years old and has been in power for 29 years......long enough........it is time to pass the mantle, retire, step down, open the country for election, or to be forced out!


In 2009, when Iran was having protests.......Egyptians admired Iranians for their courage and discipline ( like the silent march).....now they have their own protest......Good luck!