Leader of Egyptian movement strongly critical of Mubarak's rule dies

July 3, 2008 11:47

Abdel Wahab Al-Meseri, who led an Egyptian movement demanding an end to President Hosni Mubarak's rule, has died. He was 70. Hossam Tokan, director of the Palestine Hospital in Cairo, says Al-Meseri died of cancer Wednesday night. Al-Meseri, a professor at Cairo's Ain Shams University, was elected coordinator of the Egyptian Movement for Change, or Kifaya, in 2007. He was also considered one of the Arab world's leading experts on Jewish and Israeli affairs.

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