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Egypt’s Revolution in Abeyance

Four years on from Egypt’s revolution, the positions of the main actors have shifted, yet the revolutionaries still have an important role to play in determining the country’s future.

Four years ago this February, an Egyptian head of state found himself, for the first time in modern history, in Egyptian custody. Charges would be brought against President Hosni Mubarak. The Egyptian revolutionary uprising of 2011 would inspire the American ‘Occupy’ movement and ‘Maidan’ in Ukraine. Yet today, the charges against Mubarak, who remains in a military hospital, have mostly been dropped; many of the revolutionary activists who struggled against him are in jail; a

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