Egyptian Court Sentences Hosni Mubarak to Life Imprisonment
Cairo, June 2 (RIA Novosti-RHC) -- The Cairo criminal court has sentenced former President Hosni Mubarak to life in prison on Saturday, as he was declared guilty for deaths of protesters during an uprising in January 2011.
Mubarak has been under arrest at the International Medical Center near Cairo. He, his two sons, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli and six of his aides are accused of corruption and the killing of hundreds of protestors during the popular uprising that ousted Mubarak from power.
The interior minister was also sentenced to life imprisonment at the trial under the charges.
Mubarak was overthrown in February 2011 after an 18-day popular uprising. More than 800 people were killed during the revolution, many of them protesters shot dead by security forces.