EGYPT: Tried for Treason

In his 57 years, Ibrahim Abdel Hady had risen far, from peasant beginnings to a palace in Cairo and the eminence of Premier of Egypt (1948). One of the nation's best lawyers and orators, a powerful politician, he was also irreproachably nationalist: he had once been jailed for life by the hated British.

But he had made one mistake, and last week it hung around his neck like a noose. On becoming Premier, he cracked down hard on the fanatic Moslem Brotherhood, whom he blamed for the murders of his two predecessors in office. He flung hundreds into jail, where they...

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