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Egyptian Court Dismisses Charges Against Former President Mubarak Accused of Corruption & Killing Hundreds

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Merkel Meets With Egyptian President Mubarak

An Egyptian court on Saturday in Cairo dismissed charges against former President Hosni Mubarak for his involvement in the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising that ended his rule.

The Cairo Criminal Court also acquitted Mubarak’s Interior Minister, Habib al-Adly, and ex-security chiefs of the same charges.

The court cleared Mubarak, his sons, Alaa and Gamal, and a fugitive business tycoon of charges in a separate corruption case.

Presiding judge, Mahmoud al-Rasheedi, referring to Mubarak, said that “only history and God should be called on to issue judgment on someone who served as vice president and then president of Egypt for over 30 years.’’

Mubarak was already serving three years in prison in a separate corruption case.

The 86-year old is staying in an army hospital in southern Cairo due to frail health.

Prior to delivering the verdict, al-Rasheedi warned the audience in the courtroom that any reaction to the rulings would be considered an act of contempt for the court.

In 2011, Mubarak was jailed for life for failing to prevent the protester killings, becoming the first-ever Egyptian ruler to be tried and sent to prison.

In early 2013, the ruling was overturned and a retrial was ordered.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Sean Gallup

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

3 Comments

  1. SpeakNoEvil

    November 29, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Money/power/corruption speaks the same language all over the world. This man oversaw the killing of countless people and the court says he should not be charged? The Egyptians should have dragged him to The Hague. His atrocities are crimes against humanity. I can only say the prayer in Psalm 109:9 for him now.

  2. Revolution

    November 30, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Well, as for me and my household; we are not surprised by the verdict.E don tey wey yansh don dey for back.

  3. Asgrl

    December 1, 2014 at 5:10 am

    Lol at least we now know Nigeria is not the only shithole country in the world.

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