June 3rd, 2012
06:57 AM ET

Egyptians mass for new protest after Mubarak sentence

Hundreds of people began gathering in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, foreshadowing a second day of protests after the country's deposed president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for ordering the killing of demonstrators in the revolution that toppled him last year.

Six of his former officials were cleared of the same charges, sparking fury in the streets.

Many also expressed anger that former strongman Mubarak, 84, had escaped the death penalty.

Tahrir Square, the symbolic heart of Egypt's revolution, overflowed Saturday with people angry at the court rulings, and the Muslim Brotherhood called for more protests on Sunday.


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  1. Mary

    A life sentence for an old, dying man has only symbolic value. How long more can he live?

    June 3, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    @ Mary, too true. Its the same thing as the death penalty for that man, so Egyptians should be satisfied with that sentence. Anger is the biggest waste of time there is! And good morning to you. 🙂

    June 3, 2012 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Agree. That lesson is for us too.
    Good morning you good ladies.

    June 3, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    @ chrissy, Good morning.
    Iran executes more people per capita than any other nation and the extremely high numbers killed for drug dealing and s@xual orientation. Furthermore; Only China executed more people in 2011 than Iran. More than have the 600 plus victims of the death penalty were convicted of drugs offences. In the days of the old testament how many children were killed for talking back to their parents? Not many at all. My point? Look for the vast difference in executions between those Governments adhering to the old law and those of the Liberal minded who prefer society's 'evolved' view on sinful matters.
    No we would not see more crimes being committed if there were stiffer penalties, much to the contrary. Would one commit a crime if he/she knew of the consequence for their actions? I say not.

    June 3, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Though its rather difficult to get that across to a people who were under that pall for 30 yrs. Hope they realize it themselves and focus on the future.

    June 3, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    Good morning saywhat.
    What are you up to today?

    June 3, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Not much.Probably have a quiet Sunday.
    Say @ Mary your thoughtful post on the crime poses a question.
    Our over flowing jails and the most jailed population on this planet. Does this worrisome picture necessitates adoption of laws based on Biblical edicts, which is considered Divine Law?

    June 3, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    @ saywhat, Do you really think a "slap on the wrist" would curtail our over-flowing jails? Yes, of course, the Divine laws 'would' in this day (the last days) and age be considered righteously adoptable.
    What makes any parent think their child will stop a bad behavior if that parent simply says ... " stop that or I'll send your to your room" c'mon, all children in this day have no problem talking back, as the consequences are a mere "flapping of the gums" and can be reduced to words without 'action'

    I'm tired now, sorry. have a good day all

    June 3, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • High Hopes

      You should be tired. Divine law? Unruly children? Remember the New
      Covenant which covers a multutude of sins. Love and forgiveness. How hard can that be?

      June 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Talk like an Egyptian

    They seek his death yet Mubarak was one of them. They should all kill each other and save us the trouble.

    June 3, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    With all of the dead bodies falling around you, with all of the 3/4ths of Americans heaving the financial load on their backs to carry the burden of the rest of America, with all of the install puppet leaders to form an alliance against God's rightful sovereignty and Jesus rightful rule, Satan WILL be proven the LIAR !

    Does not society reflect the ruler's 'deities' of the system of things? Hence; Satan being the ruler in these days.
    All one has to do is look around to see that to be true.

    June 3, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©,

    A ninety-year-old man is sitting on a park bench, sobbing, when a young man walks by and asks him what's wrong.
    Through his tears the old man answers, "I'm just so in love with my twenty-five-year-old wife."
    "What's wrong with that?" asks the young man.
    Between the sobs and sniffles, he answers, "You can't understand. Every morning before she goes to work, she cooks me breakfast and kisses me and tells me she loves me ... at lunchtime she comes home and embraces me warmly, and then she makes my favorite meal. In the afternoon when she gets a break, she rushes home with ice cream, the best an old man could want. And then after a gourmet supper, she gives me a warm bath, and cuddles up with me all night."
    He breaks down, no longer able to speak.
    The young man puts his arm around him. "Oh, I think I see – I bet you just found out she's with you for your money?"
    "No," the old man answers through his sobbing and tears, "I forgot where I live."

    June 3, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Good morning saywhat. Im of the belief that violence solves nothing, and only compounds the initial problem. Egyptians need to accept this decision, and not make things worse with another uprising that will lead to another violent end!

    June 3, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  13. Mary

    (((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))) To you bobcat (in a hat)©

    Thank you for all your sense of giving us a dose or two of humor when it's desperately needed.

    Bless you. 🙂

    June 3, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    lmao @ bobcat, was wondering where the sunday morning funnies was gonna show up!

    June 3, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. Maddy Gascar

    China's laws are not theocracy besaed in the least. There are so many executions because it is a brutal country with brutal laws. Iran, too. If you admire that, then by all means, move there. Oh, yeah, you probably would have been executed just for posting your opinion, were you living in either place. I'd rather live here, thanks.

    June 3, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
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