Saturday, June 2, 2012

Mubarak jailed for protest deaths

Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak is jailed for life over the killing of demonstrators last year, but the acquittal of key aides spark calls for protests.

The 84-year-old is the first former leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011.
But Mubarak suffered a "health crisis" as he was being transferred to prison, Egyptian state TV reported.
Former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly also got a life sentence, but the acquittal of four aides sparked fury.
Read more: BBC News


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