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Egyptian authorities Tuesday referred Hosni Mubarak's last prime minister to trial on corruption charges in a case involving the ousted leader's two sons and four retired generals, security and judicial officials said.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced Saturday to life in prison for corruption and murder nearly 16 months after his ouster - an outcome that marked a first for deposed Arab dictators but still left many unsatisfied.
Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that forced him from power last year. The ousted president and his sons were acquitted of corruption in a mixed verdict that swiftly provoked a new wave of anger on Egypt's streets.
The chief prosecutor in the trial of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak said Monday in his closing remarks that the former president should be given the death penalty for the killings of protesters in last year's uprising.
Tens of thousands of protesters led by the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist factions turned out in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday to demonstrate against the interim military government. If these radicals represent the future of Egypt, it is best that the military stays in control.
The judge presiding over the corruption and murder trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak stopped the live broadcast of the proceedings after lawyers jostled and fought each other in order to be seen on television.
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was abruptly hospitalized Tuesday for heart problems during an investigation over allegations of corruption and violence against protesters, reported state TV.
Egyptian authorities on Thursday arrested the country's former information minister and the chairman of state TV and radio on corruption allegations, the latest moves by the country's ruling military against senior officials of Hosni Mubarak's ousted regime, security officials said.
In a bid to stem anti-government protests, Egypt's vice president on Sunday agreed to several major concessions in talks with opposition groups, including ending the country's decades-old emergency laws that have given state police broad powers to detain citizens and stifle free speech.