- Reform Issues
- July 29, 2011
- 2 minutes read
The Economist Calls For Mubarak’s Speedy and Public Trial
No person is above the law it is with this demand that the Egyptians persevere in their demands and continue to gather in Tahrir Square, the epicentre of the January Revolution and squares nationwide.
Supporting these demands an article in The Economist calls for justice in Egypt citing that the tyrants who pillaged their countries and battered the bodies of those who opposed their crimes should face the full force of justice. It added that for democracy to flourish the ousted Mubarak should face trial in an open court with all the benefits of defence lawyers despite his former regime denying the many thousands of his opponents who were tortured and locked up without trial during his time this right. During his three decade tyrannical rule, Mubarak and his henchmen had oppressed many including thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members who dared oppose his policy.
According to The Economist by the end of the year there should be a genuinely elected parliament. It stated that a sensibly broad coalition government is expected to emerge and its efficiency is yet to be tested. Commenting that Egyptians need reassuring that a decent new order is in the offing the article calls for an immediate open and speedy dispensing of proper justice for all serious offences, Mubarak is responsible for. It highlighted that he should be held accountable for two sets of charges, including corruption on the grandest scale; and murder by virtue of his government’s decision where police fired on the demonstrators in Tahrir Square and elsewhere.
For the new Egypt to surface and democracy to emerge it is important that justice be done with an urgent need for the open and speedy dispensing of proper justice for all serious offenders.