End of Arab Spring in Egypt? Two men publicly hanged for theft
Cairo: Two suspected thieves were publicly hanged to death in the Egyptian village near Nile delta.
The incident took place on Sunday, after a mob lynched the two suspected criminals. The group of crowd egged the mob to kill the two. While others stood as mute spectators.
The incident was described as "the death of the state" by the Egyptian justice minister. The state of Egypt is in fragile state after the fall of Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
The two men were killed on the pretext of implementing a strict form of Islamic law- Sharia. This is not the first occasion that conservative Islamic laws are used in an otherwise liberal country.
In one such case, three men were convicted of killing a student in the city of Suez as he sat in a park with his fiancée. The assailants had argued with the victim for loitering in public with a woman who was not his wife, quoted Huffington Post.
The incident has received widespread criticism in Egypt and in outside world. It received publicity in international media and has been criticised for its brutality.