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Egyptian broadcaster found slain

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Cairo, Feb 13 (EFE).- A broadcaster for Egyptian state television was found dead with his throat cut in his central Cairo home after disappearing following his participation in recent protests on the second anniversary of the revolution, police told Efe on Wednesday.

Abdou Abbas, a host for sports programs, had gone missing about 20 days ago after taking part in opposition demonstrations before the Etihadiya presidential palace in the Cairo neighborhood of Heliopolis.

Friends of the 48-year-old Abbas reported his disappearance to police three days ago.

At present, the motives for Abbas's murder are not known.

Abbas often participated in opposition protests in Tahrir Square or before the presidential palace, according to media accounts.

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