May 08, 2014 12:19 AM
By Rami G. Khouri
The Daily Star
The conduct of the courts and judges in Egypt during the past three years is a critical element to watch as the country pursues its tortuous route toward a pluralistic constitutional democracy.
Most of us are despairing about what to do, for nothing seems able to budge Egypt from its current course. So here is open letter to the judges of Egypt, hoping naively that their sense of Egypt’s pride of place in modern Arab history might still prod them to snap out of their destructive course and help set right the ship of state.
My brothers and sisters, the judges of Egypt: I greet you from Beirut and the Levant, a region that shares with your Egypt many impressive historical legacies related to the development of two significant dimensions of any healthy society: a vibrant press sector and a respected judiciary.
I assume you feel that you are acting in the best interests of the people of Egypt.
That you made Egypt an international joke?
What are you doing, judges of Egypt?
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