Ursula Lindsey is a writer who has been living in Cairo since 2003.

El Nour, the political party of the Salafis, the ultra-orthodox extreme of Islam, won a quarter of the vote in Egypt’s last elections, success that alarmed even the conservative Muslim Brotherhood.

In Egypt’s trial of the century, prosecution witnesses sound like they’re testifying for the former dictator’s defense. Ursula Lindsey on a case full of holes.