Khaled Mokhieddin

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Mokhieddin, Khaled


Born Aug. 17, 1922, in Cairo. Egyptian political and social figure; journalist.

A 1951 graduate of the commerce department of the University of Cairo, Mokhieddin joined the Free Officers movement headed by G. A. Nasser. He participated in the July Revolution of 1952 in Egypt as an armored commander with the rank of major and was a member of the Revolutionary Command Council. He retired in 1955 with the rank of colonel and from 1956 to 1959 was editor in chief of the newspaper Al Misaa. In 1964–65 he headed the Akhbar El Yom Publishing House.

Mokhieddin was elected a deputy to parliament in 1957, 1964, 1969, and 1976. Since 1968 he has been a member of the Central Committee of the Arab Socialist Union. Since 1976 he has been head of the left-wing National Progressive Youth Organization. In 1958 he became general secretary of the Egyptian National Peace Council and a member of the World Peace Council (WPC); in 1964 he became a member of the Presidential Committee of the WPC. For his vigorous actions in defense of peace, Mokhieddin was awarded the Joliot-Curie Gold Medal for Peace in 1965. He also received the International Lenin Prize for Strengthening Peace Between Nations in 1970. He was the author of The Peace Movement: Objectives and Methods, published in 1969.

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