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Egyptians protest against the verdict for Mubarak in Cairo's Tahrir Square, June 2, 2012.
Tue Jun 5, 2012 3:30AM GMT
Several political groups in Egypt have called on the people to attend mass demonstrations on Tuesday to protest against the life sentence issued for Hosni Mubarak in his trial and demand a tougher punishment.


The April 6 Youth Movement, the Coalition of Revolution Youth and the Maspero Youth Union, among others, called on Monday for a million-man march at 1500 GMT on Tuesday, AFP reported.

The Muslim Brotherhood also said it would participate in the demonstrations across the country on Tuesday to call for a retrial of those acquitted of being involved in the killing of the protesters in 2011.

Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh and Hamdeen Sabbahi, the presidential candidates who lost the first round of the presidential election last month, said in statements that they will lead separate demonstrations to Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square.

Many Egyptians are outraged that the court has spared the lives of ousted dictator Mubarak and his interior minister, Habib al-Adli, who were involved in the killing of nearly 900 protesters during the revolution. Six police chiefs were also acquitted of wrongdoing in their trials.

The verdict sparked fierce clashes between the families of the victims and security officials inside the court while angry spectators called the court illegitimate and demanded that Mubarak be executed.

Meanwhile, at a press conference in Cairo on Saturday, Muslim Brotherhood presidential candidate Mohammed Morsi urged Egyptians to continue the revolution.

"All of us, my brothers, must realize in this period that the continuation of the revolution, and the revolutionaries' staying put in their positions in the squares, is the only guarantee to achieve the goals," he stated.

  A Cairo court's verdict on Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak sparked protests in the Egyptian capital and other cities across the country.


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The court found the ousted Egyptian president guilty for involvement in the killings of protesters during the country's uprising and gave him a life sentence.

Mubarak and his two sons, alongside the former interior minister and six other senior officers, arrived at the Cairo court today to hear their verdicts.

Total silence fell over the courtroom in the moments before Judge Ahmed Refaat announced his verdict. Anti-Mubarak demonstrators threw stones at the police.

The judge also sentenced Mubarak's former interior minister, Habib al-Adli, to life in prison. He sentenced Mubarak's two sons Alaa and Gamal to time already served after convicting them on some corruption charges and acquitting them on others. Six security officials were acquitted.

Demonstrators outside the court, many of whom had been demanding the death penalty for Mubarak scuffled with guards, decrying the Mubarak-era judiciary.

Protesters held up signs calling for Mubarak execution, others chanted for a death sentence.

Other media reports said that similar protests are underway in different cities across the country, including Suez, against the court verdict.

The Egyptian state television said the prosecutor-general had ordered that Mubarak be transferred to prison from hospital to serve his sentence.


Ahmed Shafiq, the last Mubarak-era Prime Minister who could win one of the two seats available in Egypt's run-off vote in June, vowed in a meeting with US politicians to suppress and execute revolutionary elements in the country if he ascends to power, an Arab media source revealed on Wednesday.


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Prominent media writer Alaa Al Aswany was quoted by Al-Wafd news website as saying that the Mubarak-era prime minister met with US politicians in the Office of the US Chamber of Commerce in Cairo, during which he assured the US officials that "Mubarak is my role model and I will continue his path".

Aswany added that Shafiq also assured the US officials that he will confront Islamists in the country and will not allow them to expand their power, a remark that led to US officials' applause.

The writer said that he could gain the information on the contents of the meeting from reliable sources after he read a relevant report in New York Times which said Shafiq and the US officials would meet in Cairo.

Shafiq will go through a presidential run-off vote with Al-Ikhwan al-Muslimun (Muslim Brotherhood) candidate Mohammed Mursi in June.

Last week and in the first round of the presidential election, Mursi won close to 5.8 million votes, or almost 25 percent while Shafiq garnered 5.5 million votes, or nearly 24 percent.

The Brotherhood's candidate will go head-to-head against Shafiq, also a former air force commander, in the June 16-17 runoff.