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Mubarak Acquitted


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Supporters of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, hold his portrait outside a police academy in Cairo, Egypt on July 10, 2013.
Khaled Desouki/Getty Images
Supporters of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, hold his portrait outside a police academy in Cairo, Egypt on July 10, 2013.

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak could be released from prison this week, after he was acquitted Monday of corruption charges by a Cairo court. His release could cause even more political tension in a nation reeling from bloody protests after the army ousted President Morsi, Egypt's first freely elected president. Close to 1,000 people have been killed in the crackdown and clashes between Morsi supporters and security forces. We discuss the latest news out of Egypt.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • David Kirkpatrick, Cairo bureau chief for the New York Times
  • Janine Zacharia, visiting lecturer at Stanford University, and former Jerusalem bureau chief and Middle East correspondent for the Washington Post
  • Nezar AlSayyad, Chair of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at University of California, Berkeley

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