Saturday, 2 June 2012

Mubarak Gets Life Sentence for Protest Deaths

An Egyptian court has sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.

The 84-year-old Mubarak  is the first former leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011.

However  Mubarak suffered a "health crisis" as he was being transferred to prison, Egyptian state TV reported.

Apart from Mubarak  one of the culprits  is former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly  who also got a life sentence, but the acquittal of four aides sparked fury.

Mubarak and his two sons were also acquitted on separate charges of corruption.
Shouting and scuffles erupted in court after the verdict was read out.

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