CAIRO — Egyptian election observers said Saturday there was
no letup in harassment of opposition candidates on the eve of
parliamentary elections, which critics say are little more than a tool
for tightening the government's grip and burying dissent.
observers themselves are under pressure — only 10 percent of those who
applied were granted permits to watch the voting at polling stations and
those who got them will be under tight restrictions, said rights
activist Bahey-eldin Hassan