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November 29, 2014 7:23 pm

Egyptian Court Dismisses Murder Charges Against Former President Mubarak

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AP – An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed murder charges against former President Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of hundreds of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade rule, citing the “inadmissibility” of the case due to a technicality.

The ruling marks another major setback for the young activists who spearheaded the Arab Spring-inspired uprising nearly four years ago — many of whom are now in jail or have withdrawn from politics. It will likely reinforce the perception that Mubarak’s autocratic state remains in place, albeit led by a new president, former military chief Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi.

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  • As dictators go, Mubarak was mild. Why was he so hated? I suspect it’s because he and his wife fought against the practice of FGM(female genital mutilation).