“Mubarak’s lackeys may have won this round but they didn’t win the fight. 25 January is still on. I am furious but not surprised. The counter-revolution has ruled,” said Gamal Eid, a lawyer at the Arab Network for Human Rights Information following Hosni Mubarak’s dismissal from charges of killing protesters.
In June 2012, Mubarak and Al-Adly were sentenced to life in prison over the charges of failing to prevent the killing of protesters.
“The two verdicts should be placed alongside one another so that people would understand that the judiciary has to be reformed,” Eid said.
Mubarak was dismissed for the lack of a direct link to the killings, Eid explained. “Mubarak was not in the streets holding a weapon [and killing people],” said Eid.
“Mubarak may be innocent on paper, but he is still a criminal, killer and dictator.”
The 6 April movement said in a statement on Saturday that we are back to where the country was before the 25 January Revolution, but that another revolution will quickly escalate.