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Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak dies at 91

 

Egyptian former President, Hosni Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30-years before he was ousted by the military in 2011, has died at 91.

Mubarak breathed his last at a military hospital after he was taken to an intensive care unit following complications from a surgery he underwent last month.

An Egyptian state news confirmed his death on Tuesday, February 25.

Mubarak, served as president from 1981 to 2011, and played a major role in Egypt’s recent history. He was arrested in April 2011 two months after being ousted from office.

He was later sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the Arab Spring revolution.

In 2017, he was acquitted after six years in prison despite the political repression as well as a high rate of unemployment, poverty, and corruption under his regime, he was considered far more tolerant than Egypt’s current ruler, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

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