“The fish starts rotting from the head. Don’t you smell the rot of our fish?” An Egyptian human rights lawyer, speaking out at a press conference on February 22nd, expressed the growing confidence of opponents to the Egyptian government. (1)

Laila: There has been one governing party in power for 25 years, the ‘National Democratic Party’, the part of President Mubarak. Elections are held but they are very corrupt. The government says it wants to make changes and to be more ‘democratic’. It invited human rights organisations,...

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