Monday marks the fifth anniversary of the uprising that ended the 30-year rule of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

In 2013, the country's first ever elected civilian president, Mohamed Morsi, was deposed in a military coup following massive protests against his rule.

Since then, there have been large crackdowns on dissidents by the government and, according to Amnesty International, there has been a "dramatic deterioration in human rights".

So, is the country better or worse off than it was before the Arab Spring?

In this week's Arena, Egyptian-American activist Mohamed Soltan, who was arrested and tortured for two years as a political prisoner in Egypt, debates with Raymond Stock, an expert on the Middle East.

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Source: Al Jazeera