An Inside Look at the Egyptian Revolution of 2011 Essay

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Wednesday, April 13th authorities took custody of the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Gamal and Alaa. He is being held in Sharm el-Sheikh while authorities investigate his political crimes over the past thirty years, illicit gain, corruption allegations and particularly the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the uprising. Officials reported, Mubarak was not in the best of health after announcing he would not run for re-election, a precedent to his heart-attack during interrogation last Thursday. Mubarak is currently undergoing interrogation in an Sharm el-Sheikh hospital. Protesters worked continually during their three months of rallies and demonstrations to speak out against Mubarak's thirty year reign of…show more content…
It's rigged elections and we all know the results before it starts.” One of the opposing candidates demanded a repeat of the election. To avoid rebellion, the government convicted him of forgery and sentenced him to five years of hard labor. The U.S. was especially troubled by these corrupt actions. The corruption after the re-election was devastating. “You can say I never knew or experienced any other regime, I can summarize it in one word CORRUPTION in everything in our life,” said Hanan. The government has a tight grip on the people. Hanan explained the difficulty,“I know I can't do any legal governmental paper work without paying a bribe. If not it will take longer or might not [get] done.” Many opposing political figures and young activists became imprisoned without trials. The State Security Intelligence (SSI) kept the Egyptians locked in fear for years. The Emergency law allowed the SSI to violate human rights of the accused without a trial. The government maintained control over many of Egypt's primary economic levers such as banking, tourism oil, the Suez Canal, manufacturing, media, etc. These government employees are underpaid wreaking havoc on Egypt's economy, rapidly dissolving the middle class. Doctor Hosam says: “It was a cumulative series of injustice over 30 years and more ending by monopolizing the senate house elections. Egyptian people were treated badly and corruption was disseminating to

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