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FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Mubarak’s Horrific Human Rights Legacy
EMILY LOFTIS
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Editor’s note, 6/19/12: Hosni Mubarak, sentenced to life in prison this month and in deteriorating health, was reportedly put on life support in an Egyptian military hospital on Tuesday. (Reuters initially reported that Mubarak been declared “clinically dead” by Egyptian authorities.) Below is an overview of his brutal legacy, as Egyptians ousted him from power in spring 2011.
Cario has been ablaze for the past week. As the Egyptian people have faced expired tear gas (from cans stamped “Made in America”), army tanks, water hoses, bullets, and imprisonment, it is important to know just how bad this United States-supported dictator is. Below, some examples of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s misdeeds which illustrate nicely why so many Egyptians want him out for good.
Torture
Mubarak is most well-known among human rights advocates as a serious offender of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention against Torture [PDF], and Egypt’s own constitution. The offenses are innumerable:
 
Freedom of Speech
Police Violence
Homelessness
Perpetual “State of Emergency
Gay Rights
Refugees
 
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