Mubarak may be acquitted

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    1. The trial of former President Hosni Mubarak took a scintillating turn Wednesday when the top general in Egypt's ruling military council was summoned to testify next week about the crackdown that killed hundreds of protesters in last winter's revolution.

    2.Suleiman was the face of the regime as it crumbled in February and Tantawi was the general who sent tanks into the streets but then urged a defiant Mubarak to relinquish his palace. It is unlikely that either man's testimony will damage their friend but the prospect of their court appearances will test old alliances and add another dramatic twist to a year of upheaval.

    3."But what I know is that Suleiman was Mubarak's right-hand man and would never say anything to convict him. Same for Tantawi."

    4.Mubarak is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the deaths of more than 800 people from Jan. 25 to Feb. 11, the day he gave up power.

    5. The judge's summonses came as the prosecution struggled to keep its case from unraveling after six key police witnesses recanted statements that implicated the former leader's regime. The embarrassment indicated that witnesses may have been intimidated and that the state has yet to crack the intense loyalty that police brass feel for the ailing Mubarak and his co-defendant, former Interior Minister Habib Adli.

    6. Mubarak may be acquitted. Such a prospect probably would spark street protests in a nation unnerved by months of political turmoil and economic hardship.

    7. "The prosecution did a poor job in selecting witnesses. Everything they said went in favor of the defendants."

    Prosecutors face setback in case against Mubarak
     
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    Just like what happened to that Straus Kahn guy, but on a much bigger scale obviously. Accuse someone, smear him and when he's found to be innocent later well, too fucking bad, the damage has already been done. Which was the whole point of the operation.

    Am I a fan of Mubarack? No, but he was better than the Muslim Brotherhood.
     
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    Certainly no fan of Mubarack but we also can't prove he ordered those people to be killed if no witnesses will cooperate. Is it loyalty? Is it intimidation? Or is it perhaps the truth? No one knows..but if he is acquitted then we are stuck with that fact forever.
     
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    We are not stuck with anything, the Egyptian people are.
     
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    What exactly is Mubarak being charged with anyways, running his country? the Egyptian Military are doing pretty much the same stuff except even worse like virginity checks to women.
     
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    Corruption, defalcation of public ownership and taxes, oppression of opposition, police state.
    Nice US lackey he was.
     
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    Mubarak is charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the deaths of more than 800 people from Jan. 25 to Feb. 11, the day he gave up power.
     
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    Mubarak was running Egypt for decades and thats the only charge they have? if he is such a tyrant shouldn't there be a laundry list of charges?
     
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    Say what you want but Mubarak will look like a saint compared to whatever comes next in Egypt, you can count on that.
     
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    Hosni convicted fer hands inna cookie jar...
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    Egypt’s Mubarak gets jail sentence for stealing funds
    Thu, May 22, 2014 - An Egyptian court yesterday sentenced ousted former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to three years in prison on charges of stealing public funds.
     

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