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Ahmed Shafiq’s HQ attacked following Mubarak ruling

Last Updated: Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 12:06

Cairo: Protesters in Egypt have reportedly attacked the campaign headquarters of Presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq.

The attack came few hours after former leader Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for his involvement in the killing of protesters during last year`s uprising that toppled him from power.

The attack on the office of Shafiq, who served as prime minister under Mubarak’s regime, is the second such incident in a week, Sky News reports.

According to the report, violence broke out inside the courtroom after the court cleared Mubarak’s two sons and key security officials of any wrongdoing.

Sentencing Mubarak, Judge Ahmed Rifaat described the former leader`s era as ‘30 years of darkness’, which only ended when Egyptians rose up to demand change from the ‘tyranny and corruption’.

“The people of Egypt woke on Tuesday, January 25, to a new dawn, hoping that they would be able to breathe fresh air... after 30 years of deep, deep, deep darkness,” the report quoted him, as saying.

“They peacefully demanded democracy from rulers who held tight grip on power,” he added.


First Published: Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 10:53
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