Egypt’s Mubarak sentenced to life in prison
UPDATED @ 04:33:33 PM 02-06-2012
CAIRO, June 2 – Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison today for ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that swept him from power last year.
Presiding judge Ahmed Refaat also sentenced his former interior minister, Habib el-Adli, to life in prison on the same charge.
Earlier, Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into court to hear the verdict in the case against him on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters last year.
His two sons, Gamal and Alaa, who are standing trial on corruption charges, also arrived in the court, where they stood alongside their father in the cage reserved for defendants.
Mubarak’s former interior minister, Habib el-Adli, also charged over the deaths of protesters, was also among the defendants in the cage. – Reuters