Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak might walk free

Posted Jan 2, 2012 by Miriam Mannak
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak might be acquitted in his trial for corruption and his role in the death of over 800 protesters, sources claim.
Hosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak
White House photo
The rumours come days after the acquittal of five policemen who were charged with the killing of five protesters during the Egyptian uprising last year January and February.
This event combined with Mubarak's poor health, various media agencies have reported, could be a prelude for 83-year old Mubarak, who's 29-year regime was toppled last year after weeks of persistent protests.
Mubarak's trial is nevertheless to continue.
Together with him, his sons Gamal and Alaa have to face the judicial music too, as well as former security chief and various police commanders. The latter are accused of ordering the killing of hundreds of protesters in Tahrir Square during last year's uprising. About 850 people and 1000 were injured died during this 18-day uprising.