Tag: Tahrir Square

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Fact Check: Daily Express Publishes Fake Cologne Assault Video

The Daily Express posted a video Thursday which purports to show a woman screaming as she is attacked in Cologne, Germany, on New Year’s Eve. In fact, the video in question was shot in Cairo in 2013, and the audio comes from a completely different clip of an assault that also took place in Cairo’s Tahrir Square in 2013.

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Egyptian Court Acquits 17 for Violating Strict Protest Laws

Protesting is a dicey business in Egypt, which has been through three governing regimes in four years. The current regime passed a strict law to control street protests in 2013, but last January it was violated by a demonstration that was eventually dispersed by police, resulting in the death of protester Shaimaa Sabbagh.

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Mubarak Corruption Charges Upheld, but He Might Still Be Free Soon

The New York Times reports that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s effort to have his corruption charges overturned by an appeals court has failed, as the court reconfirmed his three-year prison sentence on Saturday. However, Mubarak might be leaving jail soon anyway, given the total amount of time he has spent in detention since 2011.