Two and a half years ago in Tahrir Square, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle compared Egypt's democratic revolution to the German reunification. Germany's calls for democracy in Egypt continue today.
A court in Egypt has given the death penalty to 188 people found guilty of murdering 13 policemen. The accused had attacked a police station in August last year.
Thousands of people protested on Cairo's Tahrir Square on Saturday, following the acquittal of Hosni Mubarak, who had appealed a life-prison sentence for the killing of anti-regime protesters in 2011.
The acquittal of a murder charge against former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is to be appealed by the country's public prosecutor. He had been on trial for the murder of some 800 protesters during the 2011 uprising.
A group of 23 activists in Egypt has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after they were found guilty of holding an unauthorized protest. Opponents have criticized the current law as stifling political dissent.
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