Egypt prosecutor to appeal Mubarak trial verdict Rebecca DiLeonardo at 9:16 AM ET
[JURIST] Egyptian prosecutors plan to appeal the verdict in the trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile, JURIST news archive] and his associates, a court official told reporters on Sunday. An Egyptian court on Saturday found Mubarak guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the Arab Spring protests and sentenced him to life in prison [JURIST report]. The court also found former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli guilty of the same charge and sentenced him to a term of life imprisonment. Mubarak's sons, Alaa and Gamal, along with six security officials, were acquitted of their charges of corruption. Mubarak himself was also acquitted of corruption charges. The chief prosecutor had asked for the death penalty [JURIST report] for Mubarak and some of his associates in his closing remarks. Under Egyptian law, the prosecutor must appeal the entire decision [AP report], including the life sentence, in order to have his case heard on appeal.
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