9 December 2012

Egypt: ElBaradei - Constitution That Eliminates Rights, Freedoms, Will Fall

President Mohamed Mursi has annulled a decree he issued last month expanding his powers, an official told a Cairo news conference. Al Jazeera's ... ( Resource: Egypt's Mursi Rescinds Controversial Decree )

Nobel Laureate and member of the National Salvation Front Mohamed ElBaradei said on Sunday morning that a constitution that eliminates the rights and freedoms of Egyptians will fall.

"We broke the fear barrier: a constitution that eliminates our rights and freedoms is a constitution we will topple today before tomorrow... our strength is in our determination", the former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency posted on Twitter.

A referendum on a draft constitution written by an Islamist-dominated assembly will take place on Saturday, December 15, despite calls from opposition forces to postpone it.

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