Egypt’s ex-president Mubarak acquitted over protester deaths in 2011 uprising

A court in Cairo on Thursday acquitted former president Hosni Mubarak of charges of killing protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign.

This is the second retrial, which cannot be appealed, after Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012 and then acquitted of the same charges two years later, Efe news reported.

The trial is being repeated based on a decision by the Court of Cassation itself for irregularities in the process.

The 88-year-old denied on Thursday all charges regarding his involvement in protestor deaths in 2011.

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