News Release

Egyptian Parliamentary Elections

McClatchy reports: “Under a cloud of intimidation and suppression, Egyptians will vote Sunday in parliamentary elections that already have been denounced as a charade aimed at prolonging the three-decade rule of President Hosni Mubarak’s National Democratic Party.

“Egyptian authorities have jailed Mubarak’s opponents, blocked rallies, clamped down on independent news media and angrily rejected calls by the United States and others to allow international observers to monitor the vote.”

Dr. AIDA SEIF AL-DAWLA
Al-Dawla is a psychiatrist with the Nadeem Center for Victims of Torture, which will be monitoring human rights violations during the election via their web page as well as Twitter.
She has been profiled by Time magazine.

PHILIP RIZK
Rizk is an independent blogger and filmmaker based in Cairo. See blog and Twitter feed

JASON BROWNLEE
Brownlee is currently a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center. He is working on a book on U.S-Egyptian relations. He recently appeared on an Al-Jazeera English segment on the Egyptian elections.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167