Egypt: Mubarak acquitted of murdering innocent protesters in 2011 revolution

5 years after being charged with the murder of innocent protesters at the Tahrir Square in Cairo in 2011, the highest court in the Egyptian judicial system has acquitted the deposed former President Hosni Mubarak.
Mubarak Photo credit: Reuters/ Channel 2 News

Today (Thursday), Egypt’s Court of Cassation acquitted the 88-year-old former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of the murder of innocent protesters during the 2011 revolution. The murder charges were the highest charges against the deposed president and the decision might set him free.

In 2011, Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of innocent protesters at the Tahrir Square in Cairo. His sentence was appealed in 2012 and the following year a retrial was ordered.   

In August of the same year, he was acquitted of the charge. Today, he received the final clearance from the highest court of appeals in Egypt and the decision can not be appealed.

Mubarak was charged with several crimes during his tenure as president, including the acceptance of bribery and renovation of his home using state funds (a crime that his sons were also charged with).

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