Egyptian actress and director Elham Shaheen  has spoken out in support of her former president Hosni Mubarak. The star has been a loyal Mubarak supporter throughout the revolution although she admits that the ex-president of Egypt was not perfect:
“Even if there are faults and corruption as was revealed in recent years, he is an old man and his health condition is deteriorating . Have mercy on him and forgive him for it is the right thing to do.” She said.
Mubarak was given a life sentence  after being found guity of killing protestors during the January 25 revolution. For Elham, the conviction did not dampen her feelings for the dictator.
According to the internet website MBC.net, Elham, who has sympathized with Mubarak on numerous occasions, said “My heart is torn apart over Mubarak, and I am in so much pain…what's the point of taking revenge on a president, and subjecting him to imprisonment?”
She told the site that she thought the sentence was designed to please protestors and was too harsh on the "leader of all Arabs."
“My heart is shredding to pieces," she added.
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