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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 12:40 pm  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister Habib El-Adly and his top aides were all found not guilty of killing protesters in the January 2011 uprising.

Mubarak and his two sons were also acquitted of all corruption charges.

Mubarak had been accused of selling natural gas to Israel at below-market prices in cooperation with business tycoon Hussein Salem.

Salem, Mubarak and his two sons Alaa and Gamal were also acquitted on other charges of illicit gains.

Mubarak and his co-defendants were found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment. The initial verdict was appealed successfully and a retrial began in April 2013. Alaa and Gamal were defendants in the trial, but only faced corruption charges.

Despite being acquitted on Saturday, Mubarak and his two sons are still facing separate three-year prison terms for embezzlement of public funds.

The 86-year-old former president who ruled for 30 years has spent much of his detention at a military hospital on the southern outskirts of Cairo.

El-Adly will also remain jailed. In May 2011, he was convicted of money laundering and profiteering, for which he now serves a seven-year jail sentence.

Mubarak, Alaa, Gamal and Adly arrived to court early Saturday ahead of the verdict.

As with past trials, a number of Mubarak supporters were present in front of the court, raising his photograph.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/116711.aspx

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Another not unexpected outcome, now we can all await the next pround of protests in Egypt.

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There is a phrase - the higher you are the further you fall - (something like that) however I rather think not in this case however I guess it depends on what one measures.

Sure Mubarak lost his throne and sure he has had to stay in jail but other than his time I think he is getting out of this with not too much real pain. Am betting he has his fortune well ferreted away in an obscure account somewhere and in the near future he'll be living in the Caribbean and walking on sunny beaches.

Probably in his mind he has fallen far but really if one is measuring in the terms we regular folks use he isn't ending up that bad off given what he DID compared to cohorts Ghadaffi and Saddam H.


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