Samer al-Atrush, AFP
Last updated: 2 June, 2012

Mubarak sentenced to life while his sons go free

An Egyptian court sentenced former president Hosni Mubarak to life in prison on Saturday after convicting him of involvement in the murder of protesters during the uprising that ousted him last year.

Also given a life term for the killings was Mubarak’s former interior minister Habib al-Adly, while six former police commanders were acquitted.

Meanwhile, corruption charges against Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, were dropped.