Egypt acquits ex-president Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak lies on a stretcher after getting back from his trial to the military hospital in Cairo. (Reuters)

A court in Cairo has announced that it has acquitted former president Hosni Mubarak on charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign., Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported.

Mubarak, his interior minister and six aides were sentenced to life in prison in 2012, but another court overturned the verdict two years later, citing technical flaws in the prosecution.

The 88-year-old ailing former leader resides in a Cairo military hospital, where he served a three-year sentence in a separate corruption case. No cameras were allowed inside Thursday's hearing.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53