On 25th January 2011 the capital city of a hitherto quiet country was described as “a war zone”. Cairo the capital of Egypt saw frequent violent clashes. Protestors began what became known as the Arab spring. These demonstrations started in Tunisia, and caught up with Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Jordan, Syria, and Libya. The revolution in Egypt was characterized by demonstrations, marches, strikes and riots in which million protestors demanded overthrow of Egyptian President Mubarak in his 30th year of reign. It was obvious that this uprising in Egypt was in response to lack of free elections and freedom of speech among others. The citizens of all these countries prayed for a voice in management of their resources and in their electoral process. Two lessons are to be learnt from these revolutionists:
1. No group of people could be denied their freedom of speech and of elections.
2. Politics is intertwined with religious beliefs.
Judges have a stake in upholding freedom of…