Trying Mubarak

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Photo Blog by Maggie Osama

The public trial of Egypt's toppled president, Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, Alaa & Gamal, and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly is taking place in the same police academy where Mubarak and al-Adly addressed senior security leaders two days before the revolution broke out on January 25.

Dozens of pro-and anti-Mubarak protesters were standing outside. Mubarak supporters wore T-shirts reading "I'm Egyptian and I refuse to Insult the Leader of the Nation" holding banners expressing sympathy to Mubarak and denouncing his trial. In contrast, anti-Mubarak protesters called for his execution. The two groups threw rocks at each other. Security forces beat some protesters outside the court, but as soon as the trial started, the crowd silenced. People were watching the trial through a big screen staged outside the academy. The judge's decision to end live broadcast of the trial prompted anger among Egyptians outside, who fear the former president may escape justice.

(Photo: Maggie Osama)
(Photo: Maggie Osama)
(Photo: Maggie Osama)
(Photo: Maggie Osama)
(Photo: Maggie Osama)


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