Hosni Mubabrak Jailed For Life
....And his sons and henchmen go free
Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment yesterday after a court convicted him of complicity in the killing of 850 protesters during last year’s Arab Spring uprising that forced him from power.
Jubilant Cairo crowds cheered as the judge ordered Mubarak and his interior minister, Habib el-Adly, to face full jail terms. But the mood quickly turned to anger after it was announced that Mubarak’s sons, Gamal and Alaa, and a number of his aides had been cleared of corruption.
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak attempts to cover his face as he is wheeled into an ambulance after being found guilty
Mubarak, 84, who ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years, arrived in court lying on a hospital trolley. He is the first Arab leader to be tried by his own people.
After being taken from the court, he was reported to have pleaded with his guards not to send him to prison.