The landscape of Egypt is littered with monuments that lay silent in the morning sun. Not a word comes from their lips, not a sound can be heard from their presence. Former President Hosni Mubarak is currently on trial for his role in the murder of demonstrators in Tahrir Square. After his lawyer summed up arguments why he should go free, Hosni was asked for any further comments and responded: “what the lawyer said is enough.”
The prosecutor is demanding severe punishment, including the possibility of death, but few believe that will happen. The entire Egyptian military leadership carried out the murders so how can they agree someone must be punished? Of course, right now laying all blame on Mubarak is a nice safe way to claim innocence. But, we suspect they will never agree with a death sentence. Who knows, some day one of them might be in a courtroom charged with murder!