Egypt's Mubarak faces verdict over killings of protesters

By REUTERS
June 2, 2012 09:26

CAIRO - Hosni Mubarak, who governed Egypt for 30 years before a popular uprising toppled him last year, will hear a judge rule on Saturday on whether he is guilty of graft and complicity in the killing of protesters.

Hundreds of police surrounded the court set up at the Police Academy on Cairo's outskirts. Protesters gathered outside holding up images of those killed in the uprising and calling for Mubarak's execution. "Dear God, take Mubarak and those with him!" they chanted.

If convicted, the 84-year-old former president could face anything from a few years in jail to the death penalty.

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