The man who ran Egypt BEFORE the Arab Spring has been cleared of all charges he was responsible for deaths during student uprising during that period…..
Thus while Mubarak is a free man…
The Muslim Brotherhood which succeed him in elections that where pushed by America , is banished, and its leader, who was the countries President Morsi, is in jail….
The Arab Spring has come and gone in Egypt…American style democracy , does NOT work, or is desirable in some places around the world….(Not that it is doing so well here in America either?)
An Egyptian court dropped all remaining charges against former President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday, raising the possibility that he could go free for the first time since being removed from office in the 2011 uprising that defined the Arab Spring revolt.
The court dismissed murder charges against Mr. Mubarak and his widely reviled security chief in the killing of protesters challenging his rule — charges that once inspired crowds to hang the former president’s effigy from the lampposts of Tahrir Square in Cairo and captivated the region.
The court also acquitted the former president on corruption charges, along with his sons and a wealthy business associate, figures who had come to personify the rampant self-dealing of Mr. Mubarak’s 30-year-rule as much as the president himself.
Coming five months after the inauguration of a new military-backed strongman, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, the decision amounted to the most sweeping repudiation yet of the claims of the Jan. 25, 2011, uprising that forced Mr. Mubarak from power with calls for democratic and accountable government….Share on Facebook