A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Justice Delayed: Police Convicted for Khaled Said Killing

The killing of Khaled Said in Alexandria in June of 2010 was one of the earliest sparks to the Egyptian Revolution, and the Facebook page "We Are All Khaled Said" helped rally the revolutionaries. Now, almost a year and a half after the fact, two policemen have  been sentenced to seven years in prison for the death.

It is a reminder that however much the Egyptian Revolution has been waylaid, sidetracked, or hijacked by the Military Council, there is still some progress in some areas, and pressure for more.

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