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Egypt Court Acquits Mubarak Of Murder Charge

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A court in Egypt has acquitted ousted President Hosni Mubarak of conspiring in the killing of over 800 protesters in the 2011 uprising - reported the SkyNews.

His supporters broke into a rapturous applause as the judge in Cairo dropped the case.

The ruling followed a retrial, two years after he was sentenced to life in prison over the killings.

He will continue to serve a three-year sentence on another embezzlement charge under house arrest in an army hospital, where he was moved for medical reasons.

Mubarak was on trial over the killings alongside his interior minister Habib el Adly and six top aides, who were cleared of murder charges.

Hundreds of people lost their lives in a brutal security crackdown during the 18-day revolt that ended Mubarak's 30-year rule.

The former president was convicted in June 2012 of ordering the killings, but was awarded a retrial after the ruling was thrown out on a technicality by a higher court. 

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