On April 16, 2011, an Egyptian court ordered the political party of former president Hosni Mubarak, the National Democratic Party, dissolved because it would "illogical" for the party to remain following a nationwide revolution against its power. The decision came just days after the same court ordered Mubarak moved to a hospital, effectively delaying the investigation regarding his alleged role in both protester deaths and embezzlement. In February 2012, the prosecution in the case against Mubarak sought the death penalty for the former leader for his alleged role in the killing of 840 anti-government protestors. Mubarak released a memo in February 2012 defending himself before the court after the court set the date of his verdict for June 2, 2012.
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Learn more about Egypt and Hosni Mubarak from the JURIST news archive and read about the tension between Egypt's revolution and the country's military from JURIST Guest Columnist Chibli Mallat in Forum.