Protests In Egypt On Sentencing Of Hosni Mubarak. The Future Is Bleak

 Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of causing the deaths of 0ver 750 protestors who had gathered against his rule last year. The court also acquitted his sons of corruption charges and also 6 aides of Mubarak who were also the accused.
The agitation last year lasted 18 days and hundreds died before Mubarak stepped down. Normally people should have heaved a sigh of relief that a dictator has been made to answer for his crimes, but it has not pleased the Egyptians at all. This is a surprise as most people interviewed wanted death for the

84 year old dictator and a public execution. This is hard to reconcile as the Koran does not talk of revenge and hatred, which is the dominating mood in Egypt.


The situation is compounded with the run off to the Presidential election which is now a straight fight between a Muslim brotherhoods man Dr Morse and a Mubarak Protégé Air Force general Ahmed Shafik. The choice to my mind is between bad and worse. The liberals have all been swept away.
The conviction of Mubarak has not appeased the anger of the masses. Many are out in the streets and

even in the court fist fights broke out over the verdict. I wonder how spontaneous is all this. Could it be staged? Are the masses really fed up of Mubarak? Though Mubarak has gone the alternatives are hardly any. A choice between a protégé of Mubarak and a Muslin brother hood man. It should be remembered that for long years the Muslim Brotherhood was banned when Mubarak was in power. Maybe Mubarak was right as this brotherhood had engineered the killing of Anwar Sadat in a Military parade. It was stuff from James Bond films.


For Egypt the situation is bad. To my mind the people are feeling cheated out of the movement that threw Mubarak. Many are asking "is this what we wanted?”
In the meantime the lawyer of Mubarak has pointed out that there are many holes in the judgment and he will be appealing against the verdict. We will have to await the winner in the Presidential election to gauge which direction Egypt will head. The Army I dare say will have the last word for sure.
 



Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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