Source: The Tahrir Institute For Middle East Policy
Author(s): Catherine Turner
In 2011, Egypt was rocked by the events that unfolded in Tahrir Square. The world watched as protesters gathered to demand that Hosni Mubarak, who had ruled Egypt since 1981, should go. The protests continued for 18 days in the face of police opposition, and in February of that year, Mubarak stepped down. The period immediately following Mubarak’s departure was one of optimism. International conferences were hosted in Cairo to discuss transitional justice in Egypt. There was a sense that finally there would be change…
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