Ex-Egypt president acquitted of killing demonstrators

03 March, 2017, 01:10 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Egypt's Mubarak May Walk Free After Appeals Court Finds Him Innocent of Killing Protesters

The judgment, which followed a day-long hearing, could see the former ruler walk free, Reuters reported.

Mubarak's loyalists erupted in cheers as chief judge Ahmed Abdel-Qawi delivered the ruling.

The court also rejected demands by counsels for the victims to reopen civil suits, leaving no remaining option for appeal or retrial. "Unfortunately the blood of our family was lost in vain.they're in a better place than we are now", said Mahmoud. "The judiciary is politicized", said lawyer Osman al-Hefnawy.

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The former autocrat ruled Egypt from 1981 until a popular uprising ousted him on 11 February, 2011. His overthrow led to Egypt's first free election, which brought in Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

Since then, the government has waged a heavy crackdown on dissent, jailing thousands of people, mostly Islamists but also scores of secular and liberal activists, including some of those who led the 2011 uprising.

In January 2016, the Court of Cassation upheld a three-year prison sentence for Mubarak and his two sons for corruption in the case known as "the presidential palaces lawsuit", for using public funds - appropriated for the maintenance of presidential palaces - to upgrade his private property. He waved at supporters among the journalists and others in the courtroom, who included his son Alaa. When the charges against him were read out, he responded: "It did not happen".

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