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Egyptian court says no to removing Mubarak names
Published in Bikya Masr on 22 - 07 - 2011

CAIRO: Across Egypt, the names of former President Hosni Mubarak and his wife Susanne Mubarak are prominent, at metro stations, on buildings, libraries and other state-run facilities. The revolution had hoped to remove their names from these public locations, but an Egyptian appeals court on Thursday ruled in favor of keeping the names where they currently stand.
The court overturned a ruling that was issued by a court in April to remove the Mubarak's names from public facilities.
The court said that it is “competent” in looking into this kind of litigation as it has “the speciality of the Administrative Court” and set a hearing for August 4 for the case to be considered again.
The ruling came one day before the “Friday of decisiveness” that will see a continuation of the sit-ins across the country.
The ruling angered the protesters, who immediately condemned it and called it a “provocation.”
Mohamed Adel, a spokesman for the April 6 youth movement said that the ruling confirms that the revolution is not over yet.
“At a time when families of those who were killed await justice and their killers roam free, this ruling comes to provoke them,” Adel said, referring to the slowness of the trials of the officers who are accused of shooting protesters during the 18 days of public anger that removed Mubarak from power.
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