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Mubarak, his sons, interior minister and aides acquitted

Post by DJKeefy » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:37 am

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister Habib El-Adly and his top aides were all found not guilty of killing protesters in the January 2011 uprising.

Mubarak and his two sons were also acquitted of all corruption charges.

Mubarak had been accused of selling natural gas to Israel at below-market prices in cooperation with business tycoon Hussein Salem.

Salem, Mubarak and his two sons Alaa and Gamal were also acquitted on other charges of illicit gains.

Mubarak and his co-defendants were found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment. The initial verdict was appealed successfully and a retrial began in April 2013. Alaa and Gamal were defendants in the trial, but only faced corruption charges.

Despite being acquitted on Saturday, Mubarak and his two sons are still facing separate three-year prison terms for embezzlement of public funds.

The 86-year-old former president who ruled for 30 years has spent much of his detention at a military hospital on the southern outskirts of Cairo.

El-Adly will also remain jailed. In May 2011, he was convicted of money laundering and profiteering, for which he now serves a seven-year jail sentence.

Mubarak, Alaa, Gamal and Adly arrived to court early Saturday ahead of the verdict.

As with past trials, a number of Mubarak supporters were present in front of the court, raising his photograph.

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/116711.aspx


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Re: Mubarak, his sons, interior minister and aides acquitted

Post by Bullet Magnet » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:43 am

Hands up all those who didn't see that coming from a mile away.. :br

To think that Hosni was knocking on deaths door all that time..bless :cool:
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Re: Mubarak, his sons, interior minister and aides acquitted

Post by Brian Yare » Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:59 pm

He is still in gaol (hospital) on a different offence though.

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Re: Mubarak, his sons, interior minister and aides acquitted

Post by Bearded Brian » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:02 pm

Well let's see if Sisi can hang on in there until Murbarack is released and re-instated.

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Re: Mubarak, his sons, interior minister and aides acquitted

Post by Bullet Magnet » Sat Nov 29, 2014 7:08 pm

I still say that a South American beach resort still awaits his presence, and that of his suitcase stuffed with the millions if not billions stolen from the Egyptian people.. :br

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Re: Mubarak, his sons, interior minister and aides acquitted

Post by jewel » Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:32 pm

As I said at the time, it was all a futile exercise which did no good for the future of Egypt. Western style democracy does not work in these countries ( neither does it in the west ).
The demonstrations in Cairo are headlining on the news tonight. :roll:
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Re: Mubarak, his sons, interior minister and aides acquitted

Post by Who2 » Sat Nov 29, 2014 11:18 pm

'The Teflon Don who started out to change his world as did so many others, with power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
My thoughts as always have been make people happy, make people think nicely of you, money is fun so give it away, to be honest the thieving b***ard just stole too much and listened too much to his mrs, sue that welsh tart…. :cool:
Ps: she bought herself off for 20k clever and both are now currently 'banged-up in a 'prison that was his winter palace in Sharm, she does the shopping at the weekends, spare me, some prisons are only in your mind!…. :cool:
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Re: Mubarak, his sons, interior minister and aides acquitted

Post by Dusak » Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:55 am

Who2 wrote:'The Teflon Don who started out to change his world as did so many others, with power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men."
My thoughts as always have been make people happy, make people think nicely of you, money is fun so give it away, to be honest the thieving b***ard just stole too much and listened too much to his mrs, sue that welsh tart…. :cool:
Ps: she bought herself off for 20k clever and both are now currently 'banged-up in a 'prison that was his winter palace in Sharm, she does the shopping at the weekends, spare me, some prisons are only in your mind!…. :cool:
Pss: think! Che-Mandella-Golda Meir-Gerry Adams-Phoolan Devi-Adolf-Nasser-Cesar, ect…..ect
The news reports at the time stated that she handed over $5 million to stay 'clean', then a couple of months later it was stated that it was $20 million.
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Re: Mubarak, his sons, interior minister and aides acquitted

Post by newcastle » Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:54 am

Having chosen to live in Egypt, the ongoing saga of corruption etc. bothers me more than it would in some other despotic country...or even my country of origin.

I do feel a sense of.....sadness....that a people, most of whom I find decent human beings, have to live their lives knowing of, or at least suspecting, the horrible deeds perpetrated in the past and seeing the culprits get off almost scot-free.

And knowing that, for all the turmoil of the last 3 years, little, if anything, is changing.

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Re: Mubarak, his sons, interior minister and aides acquitted

Post by jewel » Sun Nov 30, 2014 11:58 pm

Don't fret N it's the same everywhere if you scratch the surface...it's called Gladiator wars.

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