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Ahmed Shafiq, one of the two candidates remaining in Egypt's presidential runoff, has accused the Muslim Brotherhood of breaking into prisons during Egypt's revolution.
Shafiq is running against the Brotherhood's candidate, Mohammed Morsi, and has taken a harsh line against the 84-year-old Islamist movement, accusing them of colluding with the ousted regime of Hosni Mubarak to survive.
In a Friday press conference, Shafiq, who served as Mubarak's last prime minister, pledged to respect internet freedoms and devote space in Tahrir Square for graffiti, according to AFP journalist Samer al-Atrush, who tweeted the remarks. The promises were likely nods to progressive voters who identify him with the repression of the Mubarak era.
Egyptian voters must choose between Shafiq, a man who was serving in government while protesters in Tahrir Square came under attack from regime-backed thugs, and Morsi, a high-ranking official in an opaque movement that many fear will implement harsh sharia.