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Mubarak Collapses, Can't Breathe: Guards

Egyptian ex-despot's health deteriorating

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak's life sentence may not be a lengthy one. An official at Mubarak's prison tells the AP that the " health crisis " Mubarak experienced after the verdict wasn't a one-time episode—his health is deteriorating rapidly. Egypt's ex-president has collapsed several times, and has... More »

Egypt Erupts Over 'Sham' Verdict

Throngs demand harsh justice for police bosses, Mubarak sons

(Newser) - Tens of thousands of furious Egyptians, stunned that Hosni Mubarak's two sons and top police commanders got off scot-free in the recent court decision, thronged streets across the country yesterday in protests that threatened the nation's fragile calm. Though Mubarak and his former security chief were sentenced to... More »

Mubarak Guilty —Gets Life in Prison

Court convicts him in deaths of protesters

(Newser) - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will get life in prison, a Cairo court announced today, convicting him of complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprisings, reports the BBC . In addition, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly also received a life sentence for his role the protesters' deaths.... More »

Prosecutor: Mubarak Must Hang

Opening arguments conclude after three days

(Newser) - The team prosecuting Hosni Mubarak says he and all the other defendants in his case must die. Mustafa Khater, one of the prosecutors, concluded the team's three-day opening statement in Mubarak's trial today with a call for the death penalty, according to Reuters and the AP . "The... More »

Muslim Brotherhood Wants Sharia Execution for Mubarak

If guilty of murder, he should be hanged or beheaded: spokesperson

(Newser) - If Hosni Mubarak is found guilty of murder, the Muslim Brotherhood wants him hanged—or worse. "Beheading by the sword" would be the more traditional punishment under sharia law, says the Islamic movement's spokesperson. As for sons Gamal and Alaa, if found guilty of corruption? "If a... More »

Mubarak Charged With Killing Protesters

He could get the death penalty

(Newser) - Egypt has ordered Hosni Mubarak to stand trial for the “pre-meditated killing” of protesters, among other charges—and he could face the death penalty. His two sons and a close business associate also face various charges for their alleged abuse of power to amass great wealth, the AP reports.... More »

'Broken' Mubarak Sons Now Inmates 23, 24

And dad might be joining them behind bars soon

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak's sons Gamal and Alaa are now behind bars in the same prison that held perceived enemies of their father's regime. Hosni himself remains in a military hospital but is expected to join his sons at the Tora Farm prison when he's physically able, reports the... More »

Hosni Mubarak, Sons Detained

Mubarak expected to remain in hospital for the duration

(Newser) - Despite the "heart crisis" he suffered during questioning yesterday, Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak was detained last night along with his two sons. The prosecutor general's office ordered Mubarak and sons Gamal and Alaa held for 15 days as authorities investigate charges of corruption and abuse. According to the... More »

Egypt Freezes Mubarak's Assets

Ex-leader's foreign assets now off-limits

(Newser) - If Hosni Mubarak really has a death wish, this won't be cheering him up: Egypt today moved to freeze all of Mubarak's foreign assets, reports the AP. The move encompasses any assets of Mubarak's wife, two sons, or their wives; Mubarak's domestic assets were frozen in the days following his... More »

Mubarak's Net Worth? Figure $5B, Not $70B

Switzerland freezes his accounts

(Newser) - Switzerland has temporarily frozen all assets that might belong to Hosni Mubarak and his family. It's not clear how much that might be, but the AP notes there was $3.5 billion in Egyptian deposits in Swiss accounts at the end of 2009. Mubarak and his family probably have a... More »

Egyptian Rage Falls Hard on Mubarak Crony

Steel oligarch, became symbol of cronyism

(Newser) - The violence and popular wrath rumbling through Egypt are falling hard against Ahmed Ezz, a steel oligarch with a near-monopoly and a close friendship with Hosni Mubarak's son. Ezz's Cairo digs was torched three times, and popular resentment against Mubarak cronies is reaching critical mass—now Ezz finds his assets... More »

US Backs Suleiman; Demonstrators Shrug

Leaders of ruling party resign, but protesters see it all as half-steps

(Newser) - See if this sounds familiar: The day's wire reports on Egypt bring news of yet more pressure on Hosni Mubarak and more concessions from the government, followed by the same response protesters have given for 12 days—nowhere near good enough. The two developments competing for headlines are:
  • Hillary Clinton
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Mubarak's Son Won't Seek Presidency: VP

Move is another concession to demonstrators

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak’s son Gamal won’t try to succeed him as president of Egypt, the country’s vice president said, according to state television. The move is the latest concession to demonstrators, the AP reports; many thought Mubarak was planning for his son to take over the presidency, against... More »

Mubarak Names VP; His Sons Reported in London

Unclear whether moves will ease tumultuous protests

(Newser) - Clinging to his political life, Hosni Mubarak appointed well-respected intelligence chief Omar Suleiman as the first man to serve as vice president since taking power three decades ago. Mubarak then appointed outgoing aviation minister Ahmed Shafiq as his new prime minister, reports the AP. Suleiman's appointment appears to anoint him... More »

Egypt Arrests 700 Protesters

Protests against Mubarak continue with no letup in sight

(Newser) - With the Facebook-fueled protests against Egypt President Hosni Mubarak showing no signs of letting up, the government has responded with the mass arrests of 700 people or more, the BBC reports. The interior ministry says public gatherings will no longer be tolerated—despite Hillary Clinton's urging of government tolerance earlier... More »

A New Mubarak Ready to Take Over Egypt?

Hosni appears to be pushing for son Gamal next year

(Newser) - Rumors that Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will have his son Gamal succeed him are looking less like rumors and more like fact, writes Kristen Chick in the Christian Science Monitor . Mubarak is 82 and in failing health, and it's not clear whether he'll run for re-election next year. (His victory... More »

Egypt's Spymaster the Next President?

Omar Suileman's many strengths boost potential to move into top spot

(Newser) - As the 26-year reign of Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak comes to a close, his likely successor is looking less like son Gamal, head of the benighted National Democratic Party, reports the Los Angeles Times. Instead, the man at the head of the country's foreign intelligence service, Omar Suleiman—"a... More »

This President's Son Won't Be Campaigning

He won't need to. Hosni Mubarak's banker son Gamal will succeed him

(Newser) - Egypt is a nominally democratic nation, and there will be an election when Hosni Mubarak's long presidency comes to an end. But because only the ruling party can nominate a candidate, Egyptians already know who their next ruler will be: Hosni’s son, Gamal Mubarak. “We didn't choose Sadat,... More »

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