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Head of Tunisia's Al-Nahda Party tells Egyptians to stand up for their rights

The leader of Tunisia's Al-Nahda Party has called on anti-coup protesters in Egypt to stand up for their rights and reject the removal of President Mohamed Morsi. Shaikh Rashid Al-Ghannouchi told Morsi's supporters to stay on the streets until their rights are returned to them.


Writing on his Facebook page, Ghannouchi said that the people should "put the train of freedom and democracy back on track." He called for the people to stay on the streets until they return "legitimacy to President Mohamed Morsi, who was freely-elected by the Egyptian nation." That, he insisted, will be a victory not only for the Egyptians but also for democratic principles and Islam.

"The destiny of the Arab Spring," concluded Ghannouchi, "is waiting for your decision. Will you remain steadfast in the face of conspirators who hate freedom and democracy?"

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