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ElBaradei wants 'safe exit' for Mubarak

2011-02-01 20:00

Cairo - Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should be allowed to stand down without fear of prosecution, top dissident Mohamed ElBaradei told a US-funded Arabic television channel on Tuesday.

"I'm for a safe exit for President Mubarak," the Nobel peace laureate told al-Hurra television.

"We're going to turn the page, we can pardon the past," he said, as hundreds of thousands rallied around Egypt for an eighth day demanding Mubarak quit.

Recent protest demands have said they also want Mubarak to stand trial for alleged crimes committed by his regime.