This Saturday the former president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for their participation in the killings during the uprising that ended his 20-year government. This judicial action was not enough to quell the thousands of Egyptians that went to the streets to know the verdict, some wanted Mubarak executed.
After the verdict Mubarak fell ill and was committed into the Tora’s prison hospital due to a health crisis. The verdict came moments during a critical time for Egypt, two weeks before the second round of the first presidential elections in the country.
When the sentence was known there were several confrontations in the court between security officials and demonstrators. The process did not close the wounds as many Egyptians expected since they considered that the trial absolved some security officials from the regime of Mubarak that still operate. (AV)