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The Militant Negro™

By Jueseppi B.

 

 

Ousted President Hosni Mubarak sat inside a cage in the courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday.

 

CAIRO—Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his former interior minister were sentenced to life in prison Saturday for their role in the killings of hundreds of anti-government protesters last year, making the former Egyptian strongman the first Arab leader overturned by the wave of protests in the region to be convicted by his own people.

 

In a crowded courtroom proceeding broadcast live on national television, Judge Ahmed Rifaat pronounced Mr. Mubarak and his former interior minister, Habib al Adli, guilty of accessory to murder and attempted murder of protesters. He acquitted six senior interior ministry officials who prosecutors had also accused of killing protesters.

 

The sentences for Messrs Mubarak and Adli, harsher than many expected, bring to a close a 10-month…

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