Prosecutor Will Appeal Mubarak Verdict

Must appeal entire verdict, including life sentence
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 3, 2012 8:42 AM CDT
Hosni Mubarak as a judge reads the verdict in on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising that forced him from power, in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, June 2, 2012.   (Anonymous)
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(Newser) – An Egyptian official says the top prosecutor will appeal the verdict in Hosni Mubarak's trial, which acquitted the former leader and his two sons on corruption charges and cleared senior police officers of complicity in killing protesters during last year's uprising. The prosecutor must appeal the entire verdict, which also included convictions and life sentences for Mubarak and his former security chief for failing to stop the killing of protesters in the uprising that ousted him.

Six top police commanders, who faced the same charge of complicity in killing protesters, were acquitted for what the judge said was lack of concrete evidence. The official spoke today on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media.

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