Court Orders Mubarak Be Released From Prison

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 11:42 am

On the same day Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison the former murderous dictator of Egypt has been ordered to be released from prison by an Egyptian court. No good deed goes unpunished nor bad deed rewarded, or so it appears. Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak could leave prison as early as [...]

Mubarak To Be Released As Killings Of Protesters Continue In Egypt

By: Monday August 19, 2013 5:54 am

As the death toll from the crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt climbs past 800 people, new allegations have emerged that prisoners are being killed in custody by the military government. A charge the government has had difficulty disputing: The Egyptian government acknowledged that its security forces had killed 36 Islamists in its custody [...]

Egyptian Elections Could Lead to Mubarak’s Former Prime Minister in Runoff

By: Friday May 25, 2012 11:43 am

Official results in the historic Egyptian Presidential elections will not be revealed until Monday. But based on early returns and exit polls, it looks increasingly like a runoff will ensue, with the choice coming down to a member of the Muslim Brotherhood and Hosni Mubarak’s former Prime Minister. The Guardian has the best rundown of [...]

Egypt Opens Rafah Border Crossing With Gaza

By: Saturday May 28, 2011 9:15 am

Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza. Younger men will need an entry visa to get into Egypt, but all others will be able to cross freely. The Egyptian foreign minister explicitly stated that the opening would “ease the suffering of the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.” Hundreds of Palestinians massed at [...]

Mubarak, Sons to Be Tried for Murder in Egypt

By: Tuesday May 24, 2011 9:45 am

Here we have a country, just through a revolution, a transition in power, holding the sinners of the past accountable for their crimes, no matter how powerful or influential. They are not concerned with healing or looking forward instead of backward. They seek justice. I’m not talking about the United States, obviously. I’m talking about [...]

Hosni Mubarak to Egypt: “I’m Sorry”

By: Tuesday May 17, 2011 10:14 am

The Egyptian resolution has brought Hosni Mubarak to his knees. Literally, according to Al Arabiya. Former president Hosni Mubarak is to apologize to the nation and plead for amnesty, three months after he was overthrown by a popular uprising, the country’s military leader called on his people to help improve internal security and work for [...]

Egyptian Government Report Finds Mubarak Complicit in Murder of Protesters

By: Thursday April 21, 2011 8:15 am

We don’t know how it will end yet, but for the moment, what we’re seeing in Egypt is remarkable, in terms of the spectacle of actual accountability for an Arab ruler: Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was complicit in shootings of anti-regime protesters during a period of upheaval in the country, a member of an [...]

Mubarak, Sons Detained, Questioned on Charges of Corruption and Repression

By: Wednesday April 13, 2011 6:45 am

Hosni Mubarak, hours after suffering a heart attack, has been ordered detained for 15 days to answer corruption charges and abuse of authority. Mubarak’s sons Gamal and Alaa have been detained as well. Prosecution of Mubarak and his family for crimes against the state has been a key demand of the protest movement in Egypt. [...]

Syrian President Blames Foreign Infiltrators for Protests

By: Wednesday March 30, 2011 8:42 am

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad fired his entire cabinet yesterday, in response to protests that have roiled the country for a week. He spoke about additional reforms he planned to offer to the Syrian people today, in front of the Parliament, which is filled with Baath Party members loyal to him. The Baath Party is the [...]

Egypt After Mubarak: Rapid Succession, Activist Splintering

By: Wednesday February 16, 2011 7:26 am

Siun has you covered on some of the additional protests around the Arab world. The one that fascinates me, outside of the uprising just beginning in Libya, is Bahrain, which is wealthy enough that you would have thought the king could have bought off the demonstrators. But the death of a mourner participating in the [...]

Obama Offers Credit to People of Egypt for Mubarak Ouster

By: Friday February 11, 2011 2:30 pm

What we saw happen in Egypt over the past few weeks and the final joyous hours was a citizen-led movement. It was a worker-led movement as well, with female beneficiaries of micro-finance and youth entrepreneurs and the working class taking to the streets to air their grievances about their personal conditions. It was not a [...]

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