Egypt: The Criminal Acquitted

Mubarak trial: Egyptian court drops all charges against ousted President

He was accused of ordering the killings during the 2011 Arab Spring

By Lizzie Dearden

An Egyptian court has dropped all charges against overthrown President Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of 240 protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring.

His former interior minister, Habib el-Adly, and six aides were also cleared of charges related to the deaths, during protests against the regime centred in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

Almost 900 protesters were killed in the 18-day uprising that ended when Mubarak stepped down but the trial was concerned only with the killing of 239 protesters, whose names were listed on court documents.