Egyptians protest Mubarak verdict

Pretoria – Thousands of Egyptians on Sunday flocked to Egyptian capital Cairo’s Tahrir Square, protesting against the verdicts delivered to ex-president Hosni Mubarak, his sons, former interior minister Habib Adli and his six aids.

Among the protesters’ demands were suspending the presidential elections and forming a civil presidential council, purifying the judiciary system and media, as well as forming a public revolution court to try Mubarak and his prominent figures.

The sit-in was participated by several Egyptian political movements, including the April 6 Youth Movement, and supporters of the presidential candidates who lost the first round of the election.

The Muslim Brotherhood didn’t announce clearly its stance for the sit-in. It’s presidential candidate, Mohamed Morsi, left the iconic Tahrir Square after a short visit.

The Salafist Nour Party also paid a visit to the square to express solidarity with the protesters and didn’t announce its participation in the sit-in, likewise the leftist liberal parties.

Egypt’s Heath Ministry declared that at least 113 were injured during gatherings after Mubarak and Adli were sentenced to life in jail on Saturday.

After 49 sessions of trial over the past 10 months, Presiding Judge Ahmed Refaat announced that the court decided to sentence Mubarak and Habib Adli to life terms for charges of killing protesters in the popular demonstration last year.

Adli’s six assistants were acquitted, said Refaat. In a land deal case involving Mubarak, his sons Alaa and Gamal, and businessman Hussein Salem, the court said the charges had passed the period of 10 years for legal action. Mubarak was also acquitted in another case of power abuse. – BuaNews-Xinhua

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