Back in 2008, I wrote a post about the Lebanese pop singer Suzan Tamim who had run away to Dubai to escape from her boyfriend. She had ended their relationship and was afraid of him so she ran. Well he found her and then hired an Egyptian policeman to kill the singer at her new home. Well, last year the pair were convicted of the crime and sentenced to death. Now though an Egyptian appeals court has decided there was something wrong with the conviction. They didn't say what was wrong with the conviction or why it affected both men but they have ordered a retrial of the pair. The good news is the pair will have to wait in jail until the new trial begins.
I don't pretend to know anything about Egyptian law but the case seemed pretty open and shut when they were on trial. There were records and testimony and lots of physical evidence. I am wondering if the fact that Tamim's accused killers are a former policeman and a big time politician have anything to do with the overturning of the conviction, especially since the court wouldn't give any reasons for their ruling.