Mubarak's health 'deteriorates'

Egypt's state news agency is reporting that the health of former president Hosni Mubarak has deteriorated and he has been transfered from prison in Cairo to a military hospital. He was sentenced to life in jail on Sunday.

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Mubarak sentenced to life in prison

Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 before he ceded power. Credit: Reuters

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison on Saturday for ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that swept him from power last year.

Presiding judge Ahmed Refaat also sentenced his former interior minister, Habib el-Adli, to life in prison on the same charge.

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Egypt awaits verdict of landmark trial

Hosni Mubarak in February 2011 before he ceded power. Credit: Reuters

Ousted former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is due to face a verdict today and will learn whether or not he has been found guilty of conspiracy in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising.

A Cairo court will decide if Mr Mubarak, his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and four aides, ordered police to shoot demonstrators.

All six deny the charges and could face the death penalty if convicted.

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