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Egypt: How did the ‘trial of the century’ set Mubarak free?

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Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak (Rnd hg a court hearing on November 29, 2014 in the capital Cairo. AFP
Published Monday, December 1, 2014
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could have stood trial before a “revolutionary” tribunal during the two months when the constitution was suspended under the Supreme Council for the Armed Forces (SCAF). However, he was protected by the former public prosecutor through legal maneuvering, and the judiciary proceeded with exploiting legal loopholes to set him free.
Cairo – The period between the issuance of the decision by former Egyptian public prosecutor Abdel-Majid Mahmoud to imprison deposed President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons in 2011, and the decision to acquit them along with Mubarak’s interior minister and other security officials was not very long. Three years do not count for much compared to Mubarak’s 30-year rule. His period of incarceration became like some sort…

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