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After Mubarak Conviction Anger and Political Maneuvers

posted on June 4, 2012

Kristen Chick reports for The Christian Science Monitor that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the deaths of some 850 protestors, killed during the uprisings last year. Yet over the weekend, in cities across Egypt, large numbers of protesters took to the streets, angered that Mubarak and his sons were acquitted on corruption charges, and that several security officials were acquitted on charges that they participated in the mass killings. “The shoddy case prepared by the prosecutors highlights the lack of institutional change after the uprising in Egypt, where the president fell but his regime remained intact,” Chick writes. 

Read at The Christian Science Monitor