Egypt's public prosecutor appeals Mubarak verdict

By REUTERS
December 2, 2014 16:55

 
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CAIRO - Egypt's public prosecutor ordered an appeal on Tuesday against a court decision to drop charges against former president Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister and six aides over the killing of protesters in a 2011 uprising.

Mubarak, now 86, was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for conspiring to murder 239 demonstrators during an 18-day revolt that ended his 30-year rule, but an appeals court ordered a retrial.

On Saturday, the court dropped its case against Mubarak, igniting protests in Cairo in which two people were killed.

"A study of the reasons for the ruling revealed legal flaws that tinged the judgment," public prosecutor Hesham Barakat said in a statement.

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