Egypt Report Puts Revolution Death Toll at 846

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Egyptian anti-government protesters sit near an army tank as they gather outside the state television building in Cairo on February 11, 2011 (KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty)

A new investigation confirms that the Mubarak regime was behind the violence carried out against protesters during the revolution in Egypt. Egypt’s transitional government carried out the investigation and found that at least 846 people were killed during the three-week-long revolution that resulted in the ouster of former president Hosni Mubarak. The new death toll is more than double previous estimates by the Egyptian government. The results come from a panel of judges and are based in part on interviews with 17,000 government officials and witnesses and over 800 video clips.

Does this new revelation tarnish the idea that Egypt’s revolution was peaceful? Here to help us answer that question is Egyptian blogger and activist Dalia Ziada, and Samer Shehata, professor of Arab Politics at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

Guests:

Samer Sheheta and Dalia Ziada

Produced by:

Max Bernstein

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