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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s former President, has been sentenced to life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters during demonstrations last year which led to his overthrow.

Judge Ahmed Refaat said the Mubarak era was “30 years of darkness”. He also praised “the sons of the nation who rose up peacefully for freedom and justice”.

However, the 84-year-old and his two sons were acquitted on separate charges of corruption, although  Alaa and Gamal, will remain in detention because they are to go on trial on charges of stock market manipulation.

State television reported that the former president suffered a “health crisis”, as he was transferred from the courthouse to the hospital of Tora prison, near Cairo.

 Hosni Mubarak: Guilty of conspiring in killing of protesters – life imprisonment; not guilty of corruption

  • Alaa and Gamal Mubarak: Not guilty of corruption
  • Former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly: Guilty of conspiring in killing of protesters – life imprisonment
  • Four aides of al-Adly: Not guilty of charges of complicity, instigation and providing assistance in the murder and attempted murder of protesters
  • Hussein Salem, business tycoon: Not guilty of corruption