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Egypt: Mubarak Begins Trial over Killing of Protesters in 2011

January 21, 2016
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In Egypt, former President Hosni Mubarak begins his second trial today over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising against his rule. Mubarak was originally sentenced to life in prison for conspiring to murder demonstrators, but a retrial was ordered on appeal. This comes as CIA Director John Brennan has finished a two-day visit to Cairo after meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. It was Brennan’s second visit to Cairo in less than a year. The U.S. has restored diplomatic and military ties with Egypt despite President Sisi’s crackdown on human rights, including the increasing jailing of journalists.

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