Two members of Mubarak's party arrested in Egypt
A Mubarak regime supporter rides a camel through the crowds of protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square in February.
March 12th, 2011
07:54 AM ET

Two members of Mubarak's party arrested in Egypt

Two men with political ties to Egypt's former leader have been arrested on charges related to orchestrating an assault on protesters last month in Cairo's Tahrir Square by attackers riding horses and camels.

A local prosecutor's office on Saturday identified the two as Abdel Nasser al-Jabari and Youssef Khattab - both of whom were members of parliament and ex-President Hosni Mubarak's National Democratic Party.

The assault was considered by many a turning point in the effort to topple the Mubarak regime.

Mubarak's supporters - some of whom wielded whips - rode horses and camels and charged into the crowd of anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square in February.

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  1. Cesar

    They were just following orders.

    March 12, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      And so were the Germans during WW2,Phunnie boy!!! But they were convited all the same!

      March 12, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Sorry Phunnie boy about the missprint above. I meant "convicted", not "convited".

      March 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ingy sammakia

      I think that Mubarak and his sons and his wife should be prosecuted. They got themselves a "Dream Team"!!!

      March 19, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Abdul and Youssef have a right to due process and an attorney for each one. So they smacked a few folks because they were ordered to do so. So what? As long as they didn't torcher or kill anyone, I'm ok with it. What's the big deal? Stop the hate now.

    March 12, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Sorry folks,I never posted the above. If this bozo has to defend these thugs,I just wish that he'd use his own name in doing so. He must be a Mubarak supporter.

      March 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy

    Can you imagine if protesters of Walker's bill were charged upon by people on horses and camels, wielding whips and hitting the protesters? No? Neither can I.
    Of course they should be prosecuted!

    March 12, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    This idea that it only takes bribing one African leader in order to plunder his nation's natural resources should have died out with slavery. What? You think only one tribal leader had to be bribed before allowing thousands of his people to be enslaved? You think Halliburton only bribed that one African leader? The sort of snake that takes bribes or offers them...if you cut it's head off, it grows a new one lickety split.

    March 12, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Hi, Cesar, Hi, Phillip.

    March 12, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazz

    That's DEMOCRACY in action for ya, thought that's what they were fighting for , just sayin

    March 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Hi back at you banasy. You go girl, you too Jazz.

    March 13, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jerome

    Only if this could be done everywhere, collect all the guns used for killings in any war and make the companies that sold them pay along with anyone involved in their shipments. Ak47 is easy to get to 10yrs old boy in africa, no one asks who made or sold em. But rather who made the childsoldier. Justice seem far still. Hope they do the same to all the wrong states still holding unto power brutalizing their very own for whatever greeds they're paid to protect.

    March 13, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |