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Anorak | In photos: Egypt erupts as Hosni Mubarak dodges death penalty and murderous police escape jail

In photos: Egypt erupts as Hosni Mubarak dodges death penalty and murderous police escape jail

by | 2nd, June 2012

THEY wanted him dead. The Egyptians who massed in Tahrir Square ,Cairo, heard the country’s former President, Hosni Mubarak, sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that forced him from power last year. The 84-year-old escaped the gallows. His two sons, Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, were acquitted of corruption charges, but still face separate trial on charges of insider trading. Egypt’s former interior minister Habib al-Adly has also been jailed for life. Six ex-police commanders were acquitted. They were – as it says – only obeying orders.

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Two Egyptian youths pass by a wall with graffiti depicting, from right, ousted Hosni Mubarak, military ruler Hussein Tantawi, presidential disqualified presidential candidate Amr Moussa and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq and Arabic that reads, "I will never give you peace and you will not rule me another day, the revolution continues," at Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt Thursday, May 31, 2012. Guilty or not, Saturday's verdict in the Hosni Mubarak trial may only add to Egypt's polarization. The country is bracing for a heated runoff for president pitting the ousted leader's protege and last prime minister against an Islamist from a group that the old regime repeatedly cracked down (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)



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