Mubarak sentenced to life in prison over protester deaths
Monday, June 4, 2012
Mubarak resigned from his presidential position in February 2011 as a result of the widespread protests. He has been hospitalized in Egypt'ssince the start of his trial due to bad health; and is the first leader, since the began over a year ago, prosecuted while in custody.
, who was Mubarak's interior minister, was also given life for the same type of offense. Four highly-placed government workers from the interior ministry in charge of security — including former Deputy Interior Minister Hassan Abd El Rahman — and two regional security directors were cleared of any wrongdoing. The former president's sons Alaa and Gamal Mubarak were found not guilty on charges.
While Mubarak was transferred to the Tora prison hospital, independent lawyers said they expect an appeal, which would extend the trial. The trial has already gone on for ten months before the verdict.
- "Egyptian politician ElBaradei says ousted President Mubarak must stand trial" — Wikinews, April 30, 2011
- "Mubarak arrested in Egypt ahead of corruption probe" — Wikinews, April 13, 2011
- "Mubarak summoned by Egyptian prosecutors to face allegations of killings and corruption" — Wikinews, April 10, 2011
- "Mubarak sentenced to jail for life over protest deaths" — , June 2, 2012
- "Mubarak given life term for protester deaths" — , June 2, 2012