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Clinton to Egypt: Open the Internet

The United States’ toughest words yet: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Friday, “We support the universal human rights of the Egyptian people including the right of expression of association and assembly we urge the Egyptian authorities to allow peaceful process and reverse the unprecedented steps it has taken to cut off communications.” She called Egypt an “important partner,” but continued, “We strongly believe that the Egyptian government needs to engage immediately with the Egyptian people in implementing needed economic, political, and social reforms.”

January 28, 2011 7:22 AM