Hosni Mubarak trial

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Mubarak to Court: 'My Conscience Is at Rest'

Former Egyptian president's retrial is expected to be decided in a few weeks

(Newser) - With his retrial drawing to a close, former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a courtroom in a hospital bed yesterday to testify about the 2011 killings of protesters, reports Reuters . Not only did the 86-year-old, who wore blue prison garb, say history would vindicate him, he said his... More »

Mubarak Back in Prison

Supporters try to block move from military hospital

(Newser) - Hundreds of Hosni Mubarak fans last night crowded into the road in front of the military hospital where he had been staying, attempting to block or at least delay his transfer back to prison, Egyptian state news reported today. Chants of "We love you Mubarak!" and "Down,... More »

Ex-Dictator Hosni Mubarak Returning to Hospital

No details released about 84-year-old's health problems

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak is heading back to the hospital, reports CNN , this time with cracked ribs and a head injury after he reportedly slipped in a prison bathroom this month. Mubarak spent a month hospitalized over the summer with health problems, and at one point was rumored to have fallen into... More »

Mubarak Now Well Enough to Eat Jelly


(Newser) - Yesterday, he had apparently gone into "full coma" mode and was having his heart jolted. But today, Hosni Mubarak is apparently well enough to eat jelly. State media reported that he actually got back on the light-foods diet yesterday (citing, specifically, jelly), and was taken outside the prison hospital... More »

Mubarak Slips Into 'Full Coma'

Doctors have had to use defibrillator twice

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak's life sentence is growing ever shorter. The former president has gone from slipping in and out of consciousness to "full coma," according to a rep for Egypt's Interior Ministry, and security officials say doctors have twice used a defibrillator on him. It's unclear... More »

Egypt's Mubarak Is 'Critical'

Former president slipping in and out of consciousness

(Newser) - Egypt's ailing former president Hosni Mubarak is slipping in and out of consciousness eight days after he was transferred to a hospital inside a Cairo prison to serve his life sentence, a security official inside Torah prison said today. In order to squash rumors of his death, authorities granted... More »

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 »

Prosecutor Will Appeal Mubarak Verdict

Must appeal entire verdict, including life sentence

(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,... 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 »

Riots Break Out as Mubarak Trial Resumes

Officials expected to testify they were ordered to fire on protesters

(Newser) - Protesters thronged the Cairo courthouse where Hosni Mubarak's trial resumed today, scuffling with riot police, who struggled to contain them, reports the BBC . Anti-Mubarak protesters burned the former president's image in effigy and protested the judge's ban on cameras in the courtroom, while Mubarak supporters were equally... More »

Tunisia Fires Tear Gas at Protestors

'We need another revolution,' says one as reformers grow restless

(Newser) - Cops in Tunisia today fired tear gas and used truncheons to break up an assembly of protestors outside Interior Ministry headquarters in Tunis. The mob called for a shutdown of the caretaker government and vigorous prosecution of supporters of ex-president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who was forced out of... More »

Judge Postpones Mubarak Trial, Halts TV Coverage

Some say move will ensure calmer environment; others denounce it

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak's trial has been adjourned for three weeks, and when it resumes Sept. 5, the hearings will no longer be televised. The judge ordered the live airings halted "in the interest of the public," but some opponents of the former Egyptian president were unhappy with the... More »

Mubarak: 'I Have Not Committed Any Such Crimes'

Ousted Egyptian leader caged in courtroom, pleads not guilty

(Newser) - Hosni Mubarak's day began in a Cairo courtroom, in a cage. The 83-year-old ousted Egyptian leader lay on a hospital bed contained by mesh and iron bars as he pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him. The... More »

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