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Egypt court dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak

Egypt court dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising.

Dec 2, 2014 15:42 IST
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Egypt court on 29 November 2014 dropped charges against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters during the 2011 uprising in Egypt.

The court also dropped the charges against seven senior ex-officials and the decision could be appealed to higher court.

The judge said that Mubarak should not have been a defendant in the case as the charges against him were added late.

At present Hosni Mubarak is serving a separate three year sentence for embezzlement of public funds. He is held in military hospital and is expected to serve at least a few more months of three years sentence.

About the case
Mubarak, Habib al-Adly, who his former Interior Minister and six others had been convicted of conspiracy to kill people during the 2011 uprising in Egypt. They were sentenced to life in prison in June 2012 but a retrial was ordered on a technicality in 2013.

Mubarak was also cleared of a corruption charge involving gas exports to Israel and his sons Gamal and Alaa were also cleared of separate corruption charges by the same court on 29 November 2014.

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