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Topic - Ahmed Ragheb
Ousted President Hosni Mubarak watched the uprising against him unfold through a live TV feed to his palace, despite his denial that he knew the extent of the protests and crackdown against them, a member of a fact-finding mission said Wednesday. The finding could lead to the retrial of the 84-old former leader, already serving a life sentence.
"Mubarak knew of all the crimes that took place directly. The images were carried to him live, and he didn't even need security reports," Mr. Ragheb told The Associated Press. "This entails a legal responsibility"
The commission also found that security forces and the military used live ammunition in crackdowns on protesters during the 18-day uprising against Mubarak and during the 17 months of rule by the military that followed his Feb. 11, 2011, fall, Mr. Ragheb said.