As the people of Egypt continue to march towards freedom, their next to last hurdle has been overcome today with the sentencing of deposed leader Hosni Mubarak.
Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for commanding the Egyptian security forces to kill innocent protesters last year in Tahrir Square in Cairo.
The 84-year-old heard the verdict while he was strapped to a bed. He is currently in bad health, which explains why he was given life in prison.
However, the question is, "What is in store for Egypt?" This month, the runoff election for a new Egyptian President will take place between the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi and former military man Ahmed Shafiq. This election is the last hurdle that the Egyptians need to clear in order to secure freedom.
This verdict clearly proves that the military was forced to maim and to kill the protesters in Tahrir Square. This means that the Egyptian military wants democracy for the people. Further proof is given by the fact that radicals attempted to burn down Shafiq's headquarters earlier in the week.
Clearly, the Egyptian people will need to vote for Shafiq or all of their protesting over the past couple of years will have been for nought.