Egyptian Court Acquits Hosni Mubarak Over 2011 Protester Killings
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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been acquitted in a final ruling that could see him walk free. Egypt's top appeals court found Mubarak innocent of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule. The court has also rejected demands by lawyers of the victims to reopen civil suits- that leaves no remaining option for appeal or retrial. Mubarak was originally sentenced to life in prison in 2012. He was accused of inciting the deaths of nearly 900 protesters in an 18-day uprising in January 2011. Mubarak had been sentenced to life imprisonment in 2012 but an appeals court ordered a retrial, which dismissed the charges two years later. The former leader has spent most of his time in a military hospital since his arrest 6 years ago.

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