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Egypt court tosses charges against Mubarak
Egypt court tosses charges against Mubarak

An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed charges against former President Hosni Mubarak, who had been accused in connection with the killings of hundreds of demonstrators against his rule. The 86-year-old ex-dictator was forced from office in a 2011 popular uprising that was a landmark of the so-called Arab Spring revolts,  galvanizing regionwide demands for the toppling of old regimes. Wearing dark glasses and a dark jacket, Mubarak listened expressionlessly as the lengthy ruling was read out, occasionally nodding. At its conclusion, the courtroom erupted in scenes of jubilation, with aides and lawyers hugging one another. Mubarak’s former interior minister, Habib Adly,...

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