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"The best way to remember Hosni #Mubarak is to know that he died at the age of 91, a free and rich man who spent 30 years of his life imprisoning, torturing, and stealing from #Egypt." I spoke to @isaCNN today
I was a Reuters correspondent in #Cairo 1993-1998 and reported on #Mubarak extensively. 1st time I chanted “Down with Hosni Mubarak” was at a protest in 2005, a year of activism that was one of many catalysts for #Jan25. There are now 60k political prisoners in Sisi jails.
"Sisi is the inheritor of #Mubarak and we will have another revolution....Trump who calls Sisi 'My favorite dictator' must know this. Trump is in #India now encouraging fascism there. And Americans must know, that Trump is encouraging fascism in #Egypt."
I liken #Mubarak’s death to the death of a long-time abuser. You don’t mourn the abuser, you mourn for yourself and the massive chunk of your life the abuser occupied. More of my thoughts on Mubarak - who called me the “troublemaker from Reuters”
It’s made worse when allies of that dictator/abuser claim he was the “strong-armed” and “iron-fisted” ruler his people wanted. FIVE US presidents - Republicans and Democrats - propped up #Mubarak
Because #Mubarak was a great ally of US administrations and the EU, #Egypt is often considered “dictator lite.” He and his family stole $billions from us #Egyptians. His regime used systematic torture to silence and terrify. Remember Khaled Said and others
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