Egypt candidate Shafiq declares himself pro-youth

09.06.2012                      19.Siwan. 5772                      Beha'alotcha

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Egypt candidate Shafiq declares himself pro-youth

Former Mubarak prime minister says he won't jail youth, promises to allow protests, freedom of expression.

Young Egyptians who are savvy about the Internet and want greater freedom would have nothing to fear if former Hosni Mubarak military commander Ahmed Shafiq is elected president, the candidate said on Friday.

Seeking to quell fears of youth activists who say a Shafiq presidency would bring back Mubarak's autocratic state, the former air force commander said he would not clamp down on freedom of expression….