Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Ayman Noor's trial was postponed till September 25, after the presidential elections. This means that Noor can still run in the elections. I believe today's decision is a results of 2 factors.
One, if the court acquitted Noor from the charges, he will gain credibility and support among the population. Second, if the courts decided that he was quilty, then the Egyptian government would face the anger of the international community especially since everyone now knows that this case is politically motivated.
So the courts decided to allow Noor to run yet leave the case hanging over his head.