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  2/25/2013, Adar 15, 5773

ElBaradei: Egypt is Not a Democracy


Key Egyptian opposition figure Mohamed ElBaradei said on Sunday that his country is still not a democracy, despite the revolution that ousted former President Hosni Mubarak two years ago.

“We need to send a message loud and clear to the people here and outside of Egypt that this is not a democracy,” ElBaradei told the BBC, adding, “Torture is still there, abduction is still there, a lack of social justice is still there.”

He said that Egyptians “have not participated in an uprising two years ago to end up with a recycling of the Mubarak regime.”