A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, April 2, 2012

He's Back . . . Zahi Hawass Faces Charges

The once omnipresent Zahi Hawass has disappeared from center stage (but not from TV reruns) since losing his ministerial post after the Revolution, but we may be seeing more of him: he faces charges in connections with some of the deals he made in the Mubarak era, which appear to have violated Egyptian law. (Since some of them were to raise funds for Suzanne Mubarak's private foundation, I'm sure everyone assumed the laws did not apply, at least so long as her husband was President.)

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