Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies

By BBC On Tue, 25 Feb, 2020 14:16 | < 1 min read
Hosni Mubarak
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak when he appeared in a Cairo court. PHOTO | AFP

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in hospital in Cairo aged 91.

Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in Cairo at the age of 91.

Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt.

He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was overturned and was freed in March 2017.

His death was confirmed by Egyptian state news on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the Al-Watan website reported that he died at a military hospital.

Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt.

Mubarak underwent surgery in late January.

His son Alaa said on Saturday that Mubarak remained in intensive care.

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