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Hossam Bahgat

Q&A: The Mubarak Trial Verdict – What Just Happened?

[Former President Hosni Mubarak. Photo by Egyptian Government via Wikimedia Commons]

There appears to be the usual share of confusion about what the Mubarak trial judge just said and did. As seen on television, the judge promised his “sons in the media” flash drives containing talking points (in the neighborhood of 200 pages) to help them, he said, with their news coverage until they have had a chance to read the entire ruling. Until that summary is available, I will address here a couple of the most persistent questions so far, pending further ...

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Hossam Bahgat


Hossam Bahgat is an an investigative reporter at Mada Masr. From 2002 to 2013, he was the founding executive director of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, a Cairo-based human rights organization.