Nour update

If Condoleeza Rice told Egyptian Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit about her "strong concerns" about the Ayman Nour affair, why isn't it in the official transcript?

Also, here is the statement by the Public Prosecutor on the case.

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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,