Aleia el-Sayed never expected President Mohamed Mursi to deliver overnight on his campaign promises of justice that Egyptians demanded in last year’s uprising. More than four months into his presidency, she did think the government would make more of an effort to do so.
The Egyptian army, which assumed power following President Hosni Mubarak ’s resignation on Feb. 11, told protesters it will respond to their demands by the end of the week, Ahmed Maher, a co-founder of the Six of April movement said today.
Ousted President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising, a verdict that triggered unrest two weeks before Egypt’s divisive presidential runoff.
Hundreds of flag-waving Egyptians greeted Mohamed ElBaradei at Cairo’s airport on Feb. 19. The former head of the United Nations atomic-energy agency was coming home to lead a movement to oust President Hosni Mubarak , and opposition leaders rallied in support.
Egypt’s highest court ordered that parliament be dissolved and cleared Ahmed Shafik, a former aide to ousted President Hosni Mubarak, to run for the presidency in what one former candidate in the race described as a “coup.”
Egypt’s military deployed additional armored units to Sinai and closed smuggling tunnels into Gaza as it stepped up efforts to rout militants following a bloody border attack that afforded President Mohamed Mursi a chance to revamp the country’s security apparatus.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak began his first full day of a life sentence today, as youth groups who helped push him from power rallied against a verdict they said showed his regime remained intact.