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Outside the Mubarak trial, Egypt's divisions are clear


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Outside the Mubarak trial, Egypt's divisions are clear

Outside the Cairo court anger and despair was on show from the relatives of victims of violence during the 2011 revolution when they heard the trial of Hosni Mubarak would be delayed even longer.

They want justice, and had brought along photos of their loved ones lest anyone should forget the price they had paid to help bring about the end of 30 years of dictatorship.

Death’s too good for the regime’s strongmen for one group of protestors, who hung the leaders in effigy.

“I hope for a fair judiciary and the law to give me my rights, the rights of my son who was killed, I have given them the evidence and pictures and everything,” said one grieving mother.

But there were more pro than anti-Mubarak demonstrators outside, and they too were determined to be heard and show support for their cause.

“We came here to support Mubarak and we hope he will be free, because he did not kill the rebels and did not hurt anybody, he left the country safe,” said one woman.

“Legal experts consider the court’s decision as a return to the starting point, and that carries a lot of surprises that will come to the surface during the upcoming trial. At the same time the Egyptians were expecting this decision, which could be, as they said, a prelude to Mubarak’s release,” reports euronews’ Mohammed Shaikhibrahim.

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