Egyptian court drops case against Mubarak over 2011 protest deaths




 
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November 29th, 2014  
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Topic: Egyptian court drops case against Mubarak over 2011 protest deaths


By Ali Abdelaty and Maggie Fick CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court has dropped its case against former President Hosni Mubarak over the killing of 239 protesters in the 2011 revolt that ended his three-decade rule. Mubarak, 86, was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for conspiring to murder the demonstrators, sowing chaos and creating a security vacuum during the 18-day revolt, but an appeals court ordered a retrial. His supporters erupted into celebration when the verdicts of that retrial - which also cleared Mubarak's former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six aides - were read out. ...




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