Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Justice for Egypt

Earlier this year, then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak killed hundreds trying to prevent the revolution which overthrew him. Now, he will stand trial for their murders.

Good. Dictators who kill their own people should be held accountable for their crimes. At the same time, there is one problem: Mubarak could face the death penalty if convicted. If applied, it will reduce an act of justice into a judicial lynching. Egypt can, and should, be a better country than that.