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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Ayman Nour Trial fiasco

The Ayman Nour Trial circus is coming to an end, with the verdict coming out either today or tommorow, and the proceedings being nothing short of an outright fiasco. The Judge prevented the defense to call in their witnesses, so the defense withdrew on the account of wrongful proceedings. In this case, the Judge is supposed to either negotiate with Nour's lawyers or appoint a new defense lawyer. The Judge did neither and will announce a verdict either way. This shouldn't come as a surprise, since it is the same Judge that sentenced Saad El Deen Ibrahim for "Tarnishing Egypt's reputation" by doing research on egyptian election fraud. He seems to be the Government Go-To Judge to bring out verdicts against the government's enemies and critics. The Sentencing could amount to anywhere from 15 to 25 eyars in prison and the sentence would have to be implemented effective immedietly, since it's coming from the Appeals court. Sure, Nour can appeal to the higher appeals court (Mahkamet el nakd), but the court will take a minimum of 3 years and an average of 7 years to view his case. Either way, this ruling strips him from his political rights for life and will ensure he won't be able to run for anything again. The government is working to make one hell of an example out of him and I am sad to say that their efforts so far have been a success.


At 11/29/2005 04:46:00 AM, Blogger Crazy Girl said...

We all knew this would happen.. I knew it from the begining..Im sad to say but I dont think it will ever change.. That is a county that only consists of haves and the have nots.. And there is no way the have nots will ever have a say.. And democracy in a twisted place like Egypt will never happen..And Ayman is just going to be an example. Now who else will have the guts to do anything now?
Now come one lets face it.. Most arab men I know are cowards and they will never fight for something they know they cant win..(cant hurt and arabs feelings or ego) And someone winning over Mubrak will never happen. Egyptions are scared... For a country that had so much potential its going no whare. That country contains some of the smartest people in the world. Yet they can be so... well for lack of better term DUMB!!


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