Monday, August 15, 2011

No TV spectacle any more

The trial against ex-president Hosni Mubarak and his sons was continued today – and immediately adjourned. That's how it will go on...

The hearing was once more held in front of live cameras – for the last time. The humiliating spectacle has come to an end, the judge decided it so.

That’s right, if right will be applied.

Yet it is less right, that another activist has been summoned to the military because she allegedly expressed herself negatively about the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces. She was released on bail. During the last couple of months, activists have repeatedly been detained on exactly this pretext. Censorship is still alive, freedom of expression is still not granted in Egypt.

Update August 19: the charges against the activist of having insulted the army were droped. No reasons were given...

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