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Egyptian Christians say Islamist intimidation kept them from polls

ASSIUT, Egypt — A campaign of intimidation by Islamists left most Christians in this southern province too afraid to participate in last week’s referendum on an Islamist-drafted constitution they deeply oppose, residents say.

The disenfranchisement is increasing Christians’ worries over their future under empowered Muslim conservatives.

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