Mubarak former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six others could face the gallows if convicted
A woman walks past graffiti that reads in Arabic, "’Mubarak is coming" referring to ousted president Hosni Mubarak, in Cairo on May 27. The ailing former Egyptian president will learn on Saturday whether he is guilty of the murder of demonstrators during the uprising that overthrew him last year © Khaled Desouki - AFP/File
Mubarak former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six others could face the gallows if convicted
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Samer al-Atrush, AFP
Last updated: June 2, 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.

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