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Following former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's conviction on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during 2011's uprising, the country's top prosecutor is filing an appeal of the verdict. While Mubarak did receive life in prison for his crimes, reports the Associated Press, he and his two sons Gamal and Alaa were acquitted on corruption charges.

From the Associated Press:

Under Egyptian law, the prosecutor must appeal the entire verdict, which also included convictions and life sentences for Mubarak and his former security chief for failing to stop the killing of protesters in the uprising that ousted him last year. Six top police commanders, who faced the same charge of complicity in killing protesters, were acquitted for what the judge said was lack of concrete evidence …


The verdicts triggered a wave of street protests on Saturday. Tens of thousands took to the streets in Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt. They chanted slogans against the generals who took over from Mubarak when the popular uprising forced him to step down 15 months ago.

Read more at the Associated Press.

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