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Egyptian Court Drops Charges Against Mubarak, Further Cementing Renewed Military Rule


Well, so much for that “people’s revolt” that brought down a military dictator.

Hosni Mubarak Convicted Of Embezzlement In Egypt

Mubarak in Court

Former Egyptian ruler Hosni Mubarak was convicted by an Egyptian Court of embezzlement charges related to his time in office: CAIRO — A criminal court here convicted former President Hosni Mubarak on Wednesday of diverting millions of dollars in public money for his personal use in a case that rights advocates say could also now […]

Hosni Mubarak Released From Jail


Deposed Egyptian leader has been released from jail after being held almost constantly since the day he was removed from power in February 2011: CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak was released from prison Thursday and transported to a military hospital in a Cairo suburb where he will be held under house arrest, […]

Hosni Mubarak Sentenced To Life In Prison


Less than 16 months after he was deposed amid widespread civilian protests, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life in prison for crimes related to the military crackdown during those protests. However there seems to be a serious question about whether the verdict can withstand appeal: CAIRO — An Egyptian judge on […]

Freezing Dictator Assets: Good Idea?


Wouldn’t we be better off offering besieged rules exile in relative comfort in exchange for graceful exits?

Conflicting Reports On Mubarak’s Health


There are at least some reports that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may have suffered a health crisis after leaving office on Friday: Al-Masry al-Youm quoted “well-informed sources” as saying Mubarak, 82, had fallen into a coma in his Sharm el-Sheik residence. But RIA Novosti reported that the pro-government daily al-Gomhuria, citing sources, said Mubarak […]

Report: Hosni Mubarak To Step Down Today


Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak is expected to step down after 17 days of pro-democracy protests.

The Internet Was Acting Weird

Mubarak to Putin Internet Was Acting Weird So I Tried Turning It Off and on again

Amusing: via Joshua Foust

Has a Military Coup Already Taken Place in Egypt?


An interpretation of the events in Egypt.

Après Mubarak, le Déluge

I genuinely, sincerely wish the very best for the Egyptian people. I wish them freedom, health, peace, and prosperity. However, the skepticism in this post of Doug’s and the mockery it elicited in comments fails to recognize that, when Egypt’s president dictator strongman ruler says that if he left office immediately it would bring chaos, […]

Let Mubarak Fall?


Jim Gerghaty thinks its time we just let Hosni Mubarak fall from power: If you support the right of American Tea Partiers to gather together and protest their government, I don’t quite understand why you would deny the average Egyptian the same right. It’s not like angry Egyptians can write a letter to the editor […]

Biden: Mubarak Not A Dictator, But He Needs to Listen To His People


As the protests rage in Egypt, the United States is walking a tightrope: In an interview with the Newshour’s Jim Lehrer today, Vice President Biden said he would not refer to Egyptian President Mubarak as a dictator and instead called him an “ally” on a number of key foreign policy issues. When asked if it […]