Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak dies at 91


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

Mubarak passed away at a military hospital following reports he had been taken to an intensive care unit following complications from a surgery he underwent last month. 

His death was confirmed by Egyptian state news on Tuesday, February 25.

Mubarak, who served as president from 1981 to 2011, and played a major role in Egypt's recent history, was arrested in April 2011 two months after being ousted from office. He was later sentenced to life in prison after he found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the 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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