Posted By Cliff Tuttle | June 3, 2012
A court in Egypt sentenced former President Mubarak to life for the murder of protesters. This sparked public outrage, as reported in the Wall Street Journal.
What a breath of fresh air. Democracy is experiencing a violent birth in one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It would have been politically expedient for a court to give Mubarak and other members of his former government a death sentence. The fact that it did not happen says that the judiciary in Egypt is not a politically-driven institution.
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