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Mubarak’s retrial is greeted by apathy

May 12, 2013

The retrial of Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president, begins today amid apathy about its outcome as cynicism grows over the Muslim Brotherhood-led Government.

The public was spellbound when the dictator first went on trial accused of killing protesters in Egypt’s 2011 revolution, but now many have lost interest.

As the country has descended into economic disarray, people have more pressing concerns and sympathisers of the old regime are common. Sayed Talab, who runs a cafe in Cairo, says: “We want a just sentence. Mubarak made a mistake and has already been punished by leaving power and being in jail…

Read the full article in The Times

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