Saturday, June 2, 2012

Protests erupt in Egypt over Hosni Mubarak verdicts

Huge crowds have gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against the verdicts on Egypt's ex-President Hosni Mubarak and his co-defendants.

Although Mubarak got life in prison for complicity in the killing of protesters in last year's uprising, the acquittal of key security officials sparked fury.

Egypt's ex-interior Minister Habib al-Adly was also sentenced to life.

But correspondents say a verdict that was meant to bring closure for Egypt is in danger of reopening old wounds.

Protests were also held in Egypt's second city Alexandria, as well as in Suez and Mansoura.

But the biggest demonstration is being held in central Cairo's Tahrir Square, the focus of last year's demonstrations that ultimately toppled Mubarak. Read More