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Hosni Mubarak

May 21, 2014 — Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his sons were charged with embezzling millions of dollars in public funds.
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Aug 22, 2013 — The 85-year-old former president of Egypt is now under house arrest while he awaits a retrial on charges related to the deaths of protesters during the 2011 demonstrations that toppled his regime. He reportedly was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Cairo.
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Aug 21, 2013 — Former President Hosni Mubarak could be freed from custody as soon as Thursday. The court ordered him to be freed as he appeals his conviction — and life sentence — for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the 2011 demonstrations that led to the toppling of his government.
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Aug 19, 2013 — Egypt's former president still faces a retrial for the killing of protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring. But his lawyer and a court official are telling news outlets that Mubarak may be released in the meantime. Meanwhile, newly ousted President Mohammed Morsi continues to be held.
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Jul 2, 2013 — As a deadline set by the military looms, President Mohammed Morsi is being pushed to find a way to address the complaints of protesters. The army says it is not planning a coup. But Morsi's supporters say that's just what is happening.
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Jun 30, 2013 — The largest demonstrations so far against the Egyptian president's year-old government are being held. He says he won't give in to demands that he step down or call new elections. Some protesters, though, think Morsi will suffer the same fate as toppled President Hosni Mubarak.
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Apr 13, 2013 — A Cairo courtroom burst into chants of "The people want the execution of the president" on Saturday after the judge overseeing former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's retrial withdrew from the case on opening day.
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Jan 13, 2013 — The decision to retry the strongman who was serving a life sentence for failing to stop the killing of protesters came as no surprise. Mubarak and his security chief will be tried again on criminal charges related to those deaths. The news was welcomed by both Mubarak loyalists and his most ardent opponents.
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Jun 20, 2012 — Some Egyptians fear the military is going to further "bamboozle the democratic process," NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports. The concern: Generals will cite Mubarak's declining health — or death if that happens — as a reason to put off reforms.
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Jun 14, 2012 — Parliament had passed a law barring former Mubarak aides from seeking office. Now the nation's highest court has rejected that. And it has taken aim at the parliament. Protests are expected.
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