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.
Egypt has marked the fifth anniversary of a pro-democracy uprising that toppled President Hosni Mubarak. Amid raised security, there was a ban on any demonstrations not approved by police.
Five years after the Egyptian revolution there is little sign of change for the country and its people. There are still dozens of arrests of anti-government activists. Farid Farid examines one particular case in Cairo.
The Court of Cassation in Cairo has annulled the guilty verdict of an officer charged with causing the death of a protester. The man was one of only several people convicted in the murders of hundreds of demonstrators.
Egypt's government has ordered the closure of a non-governmental organization that documents alleged human rights abuses and treats torture victims. The government has claimed it committed unspecified violations.
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