Mubarak Not Guilty for Egyptian Protesters’ Deaths

In a report by the Associated Press today, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was acquitted by Egypt’s Court of Cassation for the deaths of the hundreds of protesters killed in 2011 during the 18 day Arab Spring uprising. In 2012, Mubarak and his then Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, were convicted of causing the deaths and sentenced to life in prison. However, in 2014 a court threw out the conviction stating there were technical flaws in the prosecution and today’s verdict rejects an appeal by the prosecution allowing the acquittal to stand. Mubarak is now technically free to go as he has served his three year sentence for corruption charges. Since the 2011 protests, the new Egyptian government has cracked down on dissent and banned all unauthorized demonstrations. As previously reported, the Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula has vowed to attack Christians in northern Sinai forcing hundreds of Christians to flee.

AP report found here: https://www.apnews.com/1c5189e16c4f42aab108ce4648b9a235/Egypt’s-Mubarak-acquitted-in-final-ruling-on-2011-deaths

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