CAIRO, June 2, 2012 (AFP)
CAIRO, June 2, 2012 (AFP)
Key events in Egypt since the start of the Arab
Spring last year:
– 25: Egypt protests erupt after a revolt topples Tunisia’s ruler.
– 11: After daily protests, president Hosni Mubarak resigns and hands power
to the army, led by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi. About 850 people die in the
– 12: Promising a peaceful transition to democracy, the army suspends the
constitution and dissolves parliament.
– 19: Egyptians approve a new constitution, with 77.2 percent voting yes.
– 13: Authorities say Mubarak is being held in a hospital in the resort of
– 16: A court dissolves Mubarak’s National Democratic Party.
– 7: Fifteen die and 200 are injured as Muslims and Christians clash in
– 6: A political party formed by the opposition Muslim Brotherhood is
– 29: More than 1,000 hurt as protesters and police clash in Cairo’s Tahrir
– 8: Thousands start a Tahrir sit-in to criticise the military’s slow pace
– 29: Hundreds of thousands of Islamists pack the square in the biggest
gathering since Mubarak’s fall.
– 3: Trial begins of Mubarak, his two sons, former interior minister Habib
al-Adly and six police commanders.
– 9: Cairo clashes leave 25 people dead, mainly Coptic Christians.
– 19: Start of week-long clashes between police and demonstrators opposed
to the military that leave 42 dead.
– 28-29: Egypt holds its first post-revolt parliamentary election. Islamist
parties win about three-quarters of seats.
– 11: The US State Department’s number two sits down with Muslim
Brotherhood party leaders.
– 1: Riots kill 74 people after a Port Said football match.
– 10: A court suspends the Islamist-dominated commission tasked with
drafting a new constitution amid a boycott by liberals, moderate Muslims and
the Coptic church.
– 17: The electoral commission confirms 10 candidates have been barred from
running for president, ruling out a challenge by two Islamists and Mubarak’s
– 2: Thugs attack a protest near the defence ministry, leaving at least 20
dead, including supporters of Salafist politician Hazem Abu Ismail.
– 23-24: Egypt holds its first free presidential election.
– 28: Officials announce a run-off vote between Brotherhood candidate
Mohammed Mursi and Ahmed Shafiq, who served briefly as Mubarak’s last premier.
– 30: Mubarak’s sons, already on trial for corruption with their father,
face a new separate case for alleged stock market fraud.
– 2: Mubarak and Adly are sentenced to life in prison in the murder case,
while the six police commanders are acquitted. Original corruption charges
against Mubarak’s sons dropped.
A lawyer for Mubarak, who is taken to a Cairo prison, says he will appeal