While the Egyptian military has agreed to some of the protesters' demands, the military has refused to lift the emergency law or to release the thousands of political prisoners jailed by the Mubarak regime.
For more on this story, Democracy Now! interviews its senior producer Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Issandr El Amrani, blogger at Arabist.net, who are based in Cairo. Also interviewed is Barnard College political science professor Mona El-Ghobashy.
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