Foreign News: Cairo's Double Threat

As publishers of the largest and best string of newspapers and magazines in the Middle East, big (238 Ib.) Mustafa Amin and his identical (238 Ib.) twin brother Ali have rightly earned a reputation for being vigorous democrats and courageous reformers. Their weekly Akhbar el Yom (News of the Day—circ. 150,000) and five other publications hammer at government corruption. Yet just before dawn one day last week, eight Egyptian army officers armed with Tommy guns and acting in the name of reform swooped down on the brothers' Cairo home and arrested them. Readers...

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