This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011. 
Malek Mostafa, Ahmed Abd El-Fatah and Ahmed Harara are three Egyptians shot in the eye  while protesting in Tahrir square. Harara lost his first eye while demonstrating in the Day of Rage  on January 28, 2011, against former President Mubarak, and later lost his second eye after being shot during the second wave of the revolution  against the Supreme Council of Armed Forces.
@linawardani : I went to see Ahmed Harara, I said hi and stretched my arm, he didn't answer, he couldn't see me he lost an eye Jan 28, the second nov 18
Neither those members of the country's security forces who killed or wounded hundreds of Egyptians during the first wave of revolution, nor those who did it again in the second wave have been punished yet. However, in the past two days people have started to share a video showing a police officer shooting  [ar] and someone congratulating him for targeting one of the protester's eyes successfully.
Since then netizens have been sharing snapshots of the video showing the officer's face  and deciding to dig deeper and reveal his identity.
Later on, users on Twitter claimed that they were able to identify him [ar]:
As a way of naming and shaming the criminals, people also distributed leaflets  [ar] and drew graffiti  [ar] in the nearby streets  [ar] about the officer with his name and crime written below it, asking people to find him.
There are different opinions about what should be done with the officer once found. Doaa El-Shamy sees that threatening him is the best non-violent option [ar]:
Abdelrahman Ayyash suggests [ar]:
Ahmed Fikry made fun of the situation [ar]:
The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights decided to pursue legal action against the officer , whilst Twitter user @MohHKamel  [ar] believes that sharing the officer's information is a crime and should be stopped.
Other Twitter users have said that the address people are sharing  [ar] is not in fact correct.
Another example of popular justice occurred when Twitter users such as @WagdyMez  [ar] and @waelabbas  [ar] reported that a pharmacy had refused to give some people medication when they discovered they were taking them to Tahrir square, the focal point for protests.
The question remains, whether popular justice is the best option when the legal system fails to protect people's rights. The examples in this post are certainly not the first initiatives of their kind; Piggipedia  (@Piggipedia ) used to profile those of Hosni Mubarak's security officers who were involved in torturing and suppressing dissent, by publishing their photos . Most probably, these will not be the last cases of popular justice in Egypt as well.
This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.