Egypt : Hosni Mubarak  Biography

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Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt for almost 30 years until he was swept from power in a wave of mass protests in February 2011.

By late May 2011, judicial officials announced that Mr Mubarak, along with his two sons – Alaa and Gamal – would stand trial over the deaths of anti-government protesters. So began a protracted series of court appearances – with the former president often been seen in the dock in an upright stretcher wearing his trademark sunglasses.

He has steadfastly argued his innocence – telling a retrial in August that that he was approaching the end of his life “with a good conscience”.

On 13 January 2013, Egypt’s Court of Cassation (the nation’s high court of appeal) overturned Mubarak’s sentence and ordered a retrial. On retrial, Mubarak and his sons were convicted on 9 May 2015 of corruption and given prison sentences. Mubarak is detained in a military hospital and his sons were freed 12 October 2015 by a Cairo court. He was acquitted on 2 March 2017 by Court of Cassation, Egypt’s top appeals court.

For Egyptians who took to the streets six years ago to denounce Mubarak’s nearly three-decade rule and bring him down, the decision was viewed as the latest blow to their hopes and aspirations, which have steadily eroded under the two governments since Mubarak’s fall.

Hosni Mubarak  Biography ( a list) .

 See also :

Hosni Mubarak – Wikipedia

History of Egypt under Hosni Mubarak – Wikipedia

Mubarak acquitted in final ruling on Egypt’s Arab spring .

 

 

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