Special Report – The real force behind Egypt’s ‘revolution of the state’, REUTERS

October 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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By Asma Alsharif and Yasmine Saleh

CAIRO | Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:48pm BST

(Reuters) – In Hosni Mubarak’s final days in office in 2011, the world’s gaze focused on Cairo, where hundreds of thousands of protesters demanded the resignation of one of the Arab world’s longest serving autocrats.

Little attention was paid when a group of Muslim Brotherhood leaders broke free from their cells in a prison in the far off Wadi el-Natroun desert. But the incident, which triggered a series of prison breaks by members of the Islamist group around the country, caused panic among police officers fast losing their grip on Egypt. Read more