2013-08-21 19:56:56

Egypt’s closure of tunnels cuts off lifeline of vital supplies to Gaza residents

Tensions continue in Egypt today after a judge ruled former dictator Hosni Mubarak should be released from jail. Mubarak was facing a number of charges, including corruption and complicity in the deaths of hundreds of people during the 2011 uprising. But Mubarak had appealed some charges, and Egypt has limits on how long people can be held in pre-trial detention. The leader who replaced Mubarak in democratically-held elections, Mohamed Morsi, remains detained by the military and faces charges himself from the interim government.

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