From the Editors
Ahram Online, Salma Shukrallah, and Nada Hussein Rashwan
Following a 3-month pause, the trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak on murder and corruption charges resumes after Court of Appeal rejected motion to recuse presiding judges; victims lawyers not sure court would convict. The trial of former president Hosni Mubarak will resume on Wednesday after Cairo’s Court of Appeal rejected a motion filed to disqualify Judge Ahmed Refaat and the panel of judges presiding over the case. The testimony of Sami Anan, Chief of ...Keep Reading »
Tensions between demonstrators and the military escalate as martyrs' funerals march from different areas of Cairo while Tahrir is again evacuated by force; politicians condemn SCAF. Clashes that have been ongoing since Friday ended with a violent military police attack on Tahrir Square Saturday morning. At least nine have been confirmed killed and more than 344 reported injured in the past two days. A building belonging to the Ministry of Transport that caught fire ...Keep Reading »
Ahram Online is the English-language news web site published by Al-Ahram Establishment, Egypt’s largest news organization, and the publisher of the Middle East’s oldest newspaper, the daily Al-Ahram, in publication since 1875. Ahram Online was launched 26 November 2010.
Salma Shukrallah writes for Ahram Online.
Nada Hussein Rashwan writes for Ahram Online.
"The main aims of the democratization package seem to be covering up the state’s colonial history and responsibility for the “Kurdish problem,” and deliberately overlooking the economic marginalization and class stratification, as well the intensification of a class-based division of labor, in the country."click | email | tweet