Egypt's Ahmed Shafiq, a former military man who will compete with the Muslim Brotherhood in a run-off presidential vote this month, said the jailing of Hosni Mubarak proved no one was above the law.
Responding to critics who say Shafiq, who was also Mubarak's last prime minister, would revive the old order he said:
We do not have a right to comment on judicial rulings but this verdict indicates that no one is above questioning if the law requires. Those rulings certainly disprove any claims that a presidential candidate can reproduce a ruling system that has ended.
Mass crowds gathered in Cairo's Tahrir Square to protest against the outcome of the trial of Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak.
Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life in prison after a court convicted him of complicity in the killing of protesters
Hosni Mubarak returns to court today to hear a judge rule on whether he is guilty of the killing of protesters