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People and police are seen through a hole in the wall of the al Azhar university administration building after students tried to break-in during student protests in Cairo on Oct. 30, 2013.
People and police are seen through a hole in the wall of the al Azhar university administration building after students tried to break-in during student protests in Cairo on Oct. 30, 2013.
(MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS)

PATRICK MARTIN

"I would be willing to sacrifice another son": Egypt's crisis of freedom

Followers of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood cling to the belief that one of their leaders, Mohamed Morsi, who goes on trial Monday for inciting murder, will be vindicated and restored to office as the country’s president.

But how far are they willing to go to make sure this happens and to resist the military authority’s crackdown on their organization? Just ask Mehanna Abu Khodeir. The 51-year-old agricultural engineer was the father of five children – all boys – until two months ago.