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September 5, 2011
thepoliticalnotebook:

Cairo, Egypt. Anger erupted today as the former dictator returned to court. His appearances, at the order of the judge, are no longer televised. Fighting broke out outside between loyalists and families of those killed in the 18-day revolution while inside lawyers punched one another. Lawyers sent from Kuwait to help defend Mubarak were not allowed to enter the courtroom. During the proceedings, Gen. Hussein Saied Moussa testified that Gen. Ahmed Ramzy of Central Command “gave his orders to prevent protesters from reaching Tahrir Square. The direct order was for each general to deal with protesters according to his own vision of the situation.” Photo Credit: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters
Read the news story at the LA Times. 

thepoliticalnotebook:

Cairo, Egypt. Anger erupted today as the former dictator returned to court. His appearances, at the order of the judge, are no longer televised. Fighting broke out outside between loyalists and families of those killed in the 18-day revolution while inside lawyers punched one another. Lawyers sent from Kuwait to help defend Mubarak were not allowed to enter the courtroom. During the proceedings, Gen. Hussein Saied Moussa testified that Gen. Ahmed Ramzy of Central Command “gave his orders to prevent protesters from reaching Tahrir Square. The direct order was for each general to deal with protesters according to his own vision of the situation.” Photo Credit: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Read the news story at the LA Times

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21:46 // 2 years ago
August 3, 2011
Hosni Mubarak trial begins on not exactly the best of terms
You’re seeing correctly. That is former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, in a cage. He’s actually standing trial from a cage, and he’s in a hospital bed. His trial started today, and it’s surprising a lot of Egyptians, who figured he’d use health problems as an excuse to not show up. Mubarak has denied all of the charges against him. We’ll be careful not to drop a reference to The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” in here. source
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You’re seeing correctly. That is former Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, in a cage. He’s actually standing trial from a cage, and he’s in a hospital bed. His trial started today, and it’s surprising a lot of Egyptians, who figured he’d use health problems as an excuse to not show up. Mubarak has denied all of the charges against him. We’ll be careful not to drop a reference to The Smashing Pumpkins’ “Bullet With Butterfly Wings” in here. source

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14:25 // 2 years ago
June 1, 2011
9:42 // 3 years ago