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Former Egyptian President Mubarak Freed From Detention

An interview with Jane Arraf of NPR on Mubarak’s acquittal published on March 24, 2017. Photo: Amr Nabil/AP

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The third way

Published in Egypt Independent on June 11, 2012 There is no doubt that the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak is a turning point in the history of the Egyptian revolution. While, to wit, the jury is still out on the meaning and significance of the extraordinary verdict that the court issued, this article tries to read the verdict by placing it within a larger historical context. The immediate significance of Mubarak’s trial is hard to miss. Unlike other countries of the so-called Arab Spring, we did not lynch our former president, nor did we try him in absentia after…

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