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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison after he was found guilty of the charges against him regarding the role he played in quelling the mass protests in Tahrir square last year.

The 84-year-was convicted after a 10-month trial in a special court in Cairo. Mubarak is the first former leader to be tried in person since the start of the Arab Spring in early 2011.

The judge suspended the session after shouts erupted in the courtroom as the verdict was being read out the BBC said.
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  • John Saturday, 02 June 2012 08:42 AM

    The world justice system on Human Rights is fast gathering serious credibility!

    davidk Saturday, 02 June 2012 06:58 PM

    when this gonna happen for despots in SL.....

    kaputakukula Saturday, 02 June 2012 08:45 AM

    The power that Mubarak weilded in his time, he would have never thought that he would be in this position today. There is no escapte from God. One has to pay for what one does. Mubarak is one of the examples. A wise man will read the sign. The arrogants will be doomed.

    davidk Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:00 PM

    he's a tyrant....

    davidk Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:00 PM

    @Hussain u must be a Istaeli spy....

    DEEPTHI Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:14 PM

    Dear friends, the subject ais about EGYPT & HOUSNI MUBARAK. nothing to do with SRI LANKA & FONSEKS or PRESIDENT of SRI LANKA.

    rd Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:13 PM

    This site is dominated by UNPs and LTTE supporters..So just ignore them

    BlindSide Saturday, 02 June 2012 08:52 AM

    Well done. Justice prevails. An eye opener for budding dictators camouflaged in a democracy veil.

    Hussain Monday, 04 June 2012 08:31 AM

    Egypt has no natural resources such a large amount of oil or natural gas. It has as very large population over 90 million. The literacy rate for men is about 55% and for women about 35%. One of the main industries is western tourists. Making peace with Israel (CampaDavid accord) benefitted Egypt with massive aid from the USA to the tune of nearly 3 Billion US dollars a year for the past 30+ years. Egypt used to export a lot of cotton but now it has to compete with other countries. Mubarak kept the country under control. Show one other country in the middle east that has a stable government, like it was in Egypt? There are none.
    Ousting Mubarak was the worst thing the people did, they are already suffering the negative effects. There is no rule of law any longer in Egypt. Mubarak kept the country stable.

    karikalan1 Saturday, 02 June 2012 07:36 PM

    Yes, Tamil Eelam will be for sure.

    saif Saturday, 02 June 2012 08:56 AM

    nothing more to live at this age but he will have to die as a prisner .......

    fazli Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:05 AM

    Let this serve as an example to the present rulers around the world. The law takes time but never failed.

    Saskia Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:08 AM

    Very good. The same will happen in SL too.

    j Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:10 AM

    Good news for Rullers who comes to power by vote

    Hussain Saturday, 02 June 2012 08:25 PM

    What ever people say of Mubarak now, he was the steading influence in the volatile, ungovernable middle east region.
    Under him Egypt was a steadying influence for the whole region. Now it will eventually end up a failed theocratic state with infighting between the secular & religious elements. They still do not have a civilian government in power, its the armed forces that still run the country. If they break off relations with Israel which the Muslim brotherhood is calling for, all western aid would cease and one the industry that brings in the money- Tourism would also fall apart. Egypt as we know it would cease to exist, it would end up another Yemen - a failed volatile state.

    weha Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:19 AM

    I promise you this will never happen in Sri Lanka. why? because this is a country like no other. everything happens differently in SL !!!

    Labby Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:20 AM

    He's lucky to escape with 'life'. Many thought he would have to face the death penalty.

    lalitha Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:23 AM

    it doesnt matter how loud u talk, how powerful u think u are, if the americans doesnt want u in power they will find means in removing u.

    Imran Hussein Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:19 AM

    He thought he was untouchable until he was ousted.
    What's the point robbing billions of those public money . Good for those who think they are going to live forever.

    Anton Weerasinghe Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:30 AM

    Now it is a wait and see game in Egypt

    Minister Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:37 AM

    All dictators will have to face this fate sooner or later!

    Citizen Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:41 AM

    Mubarak thought he was untouchable....all cruel rulers all over the world have to face the same faith sooner or later.

    ibnuaboo Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:58 AM

    as long as the power is in hand no one will ask anything about wrong doing,

    DEEPTHI Saturday, 02 June 2012 09:58 AM


    Yuri Saturday, 02 June 2012 11:57 PM

    Every one well said, except we are waiting for that day!

    Bagalawathee Sunday, 03 June 2012 12:03 AM

    Yes Weha. In this country, the politicians look after each other.

    Aruna Saturday, 02 June 2012 10:23 AM

    Hi Sasika,
    Why is that? Because Mr. MR eliminated the life threats of 20 million people from LTTE but brought the long lasting peace to SL?

    jacoob Saturday, 02 June 2012 10:23 AM

    The message in SF's release is getting clearer !!

    Prof Hemantha Wickra Saturday, 02 June 2012 10:30 AM

    The man who got 90% votes once; tyrants never thrive, though they may stay for varying lengths in power

    John Monday, 04 June 2012 03:41 AM

    .....will Mihin then fly to US too?!

    Fusion Saturday, 02 June 2012 10:29 AM

    Nothing last forever. Not even for dictators backed by superpowers (Mubarak was a US ally).This is only one step for Egypt. The presidential Run-off is the biggest test for Egyptian democracy. If the candidate backed by the military loses then Egyptians can really start to party.

    Saradial Sunday, 03 June 2012 04:30 PM

    Your name fits you well.

    Siri Saturday, 02 June 2012 10:48 AM

    From 1981 to 2005 he won with over 84% of the votes. In 2005 Dr. Nour, the runner-up in Egypt's 2005 presidential elections, was convicted of forgery and sentenced to five years of hard labour by Mubarak regime. Under intense intimidation the whole country appeared to be wholly pro-Mubarak . How far from the truth was it? Sounds familiar fellow Lankans?

    srilankan Saturday, 02 June 2012 11:09 AM

    day dreaming

    kumara Saturday, 02 June 2012 11:47 AM

    God exists! His punishment will be soon or later>

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 02 June 2012 11:52 AM

    Have you ever heard a Politician gone to jail in Sri Lanka by doing a wrong thing? In all other countries (including in India) this has happend.That means our politicians are the best in the word:).
    Isnt it? We are sooooo fortunate have politicians like ours.

    dalu banda Sunday, 03 June 2012 02:39 AM

    Be careful when ordering to shoot as that could come after.

    Kondeybendapucheena Saturday, 02 June 2012 11:53 AM

    How come only him sentenced and two sons and other military leaders quit just like that,,,,,,,,,shame

    aj Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:03 PM

    What about sl leaders? where is justice for tamils?

    Saradial Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:14 PM

    But this is too late, this is why I wish if there is a hell to punish this kind of people after death

    Saradial Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:16 PM

    I don't think our Sri Lankan's are smart enough for that

    Modaya Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:27 PM

    He was a great leader and peace lover that's why He was able to be a precedent for such a long period and maintain good relation ship with Israel. But unfortunately now fundamentalists have captured the government in conspiracy. It is not good for Israel and peace lovers

    Modaya Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:31 PM

    Yes true Our HE MR too following his footsteps

    amal Sunday, 03 June 2012 04:03 AM

    If politicians value democracy in right way. There will be no problems. If they try to be in power for ever then the verdict come as to Mubarak. Any way fair trial and verdict.

    Sathyam Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:37 PM

    You are right .This will never happen in SL Because (1) we don't have a leader like Mubarak (2) Our democratically elected leaders fought against terrorists (3) Vast majority are with the leaders.

    Ahmad Sunday, 03 June 2012 04:20 AM

    A sensible comment. Very few can understand it because we are different.

    Ahmad Sunday, 03 June 2012 04:28 AM

    Probably you are new to world history and politics

    jacoob Sunday, 03 June 2012 05:37 AM

    Them thamuse kawutha ??

    jacoob Sunday, 03 June 2012 05:38 AM

    So the younger clans will have some consolation Eh...

    silva Saturday, 02 June 2012 12:49 PM

    Hope all dictators and power hungry rullers will be punished like i this or hanged what they have done to normal human being while they were in power.

    Saskia Sunday, 03 June 2012 05:57 AM

    Hi Aruna, In which world r u living? Are u not aware of the war crime allegations against SL and the UNO & LLRC reports which demands an investigation? Have you not watched the C4 videos? Do you know that there is a resolution adopted in UN to investigate war crimes? What do these things show in your opinion?

    Saskia Sunday, 03 June 2012 05:59 AM

    Yes, I totally agree with you.

    Saskia Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:05 AM

    Very well said.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:07 AM

    "Karana kalata paw meeriya meese - vindina kalata duk dadiwei ginise" . A very good lesson for current and aspiring dictators who use democracy to perpetuate their rules.

    true Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:07 AM

    this is what people votes

    naufer Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:11 PM

    He is 84 now .For his sins he is going to be punished here and thus be saved in hereafter.

    Kiwi Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:05 AM

    What will happen to our MubaRak?????

    Hussain Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:14 AM

    # davidk 2012-06-03 00:30
    @Hussain u must be a Istaeli spy....

    How did you find that out?

    sensiv Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:16 AM

    He was tried in his own country by judges who were appointed by his country and punished for what he did in his own country. That's justice and we need not talk about anything else.

    RAJU Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:18 PM


    sensiv Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:18 AM

    No we are the sadus who will forget and forgive

    Sammy Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:22 PM

    A similar process of justice for the other middle east dictator, Muammar Gadaffi would have been in order, instead of him being treated and shot the way he was.

    Mason Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:48 AM

    Coming colour no good, our guy will fly away in Mihin Lanka. He would have by now stashed away enough in Switzerland from contracts awarded.

    Renu Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:53 AM

    Good lesson for all leaders who resorted to such activity

    senna Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:53 PM

    True. Very correct.

    Renu Sunday, 03 June 2012 06:58 AM

    Charles Taylor, Housni Mubarak, Who is next, Coming soon

    senna Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:52 PM

    You are very correct.. Fantastic reply. We Srilankans were saved by MR.

    senna Saturday, 02 June 2012 01:59 PM

    All Srilankans live in peace now. Thanks to our war heroes and the President.

    jegan Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:15 PM

    at the cost of 40k lives,if justice is not done to that,it will haunt not him but the 22million lives of this country..

    paulraj Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:26 PM

    damils -no eelamm-yehhh,,

    Hussain Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:27 PM

    Egypt needed someone like Mubarak. Everyone who is happy about his demise, only have to see from now on how Egypt would go down the drain. Already there is fractional in fighting
    The religious people would impose their archaic laws on everyone. The Army is still in power, so there seems to some sort of controls, wait for the civilian President to take power. Egypt would be ungovernable as there are too many factions fighting for power to control Egypt.

    Manik Sunday, 03 June 2012 08:45 AM

    This "aiya" is luckier than the "aiya" from Libiya. Libiyan "aiya" had to die inside a culvert.

    SAM_SPRROW Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:46 PM

    hey aruna. saving 20 million people by killing 2 laks of people?

    Nodrog Saturday, 02 June 2012 02:50 PM

    This is selective justice. Those from more powerful nations who are guilty of similar or more gruesome crimes are ignored.

    Imran Hussein Monday, 04 June 2012 06:37 AM

    That is as a result of the dictatorship. Dictators first destroyed the oppositions systemetically so there wont be rivals. Later somehow or the other when the evel is removed there is a power vaccum, naturally. This is what this regime is doing in SL as well. Mubarak is a liability to Egypt. He supplied gas to Israel almost free. He never had forced the Israelis to come for a compromise on Palastine, never!! He was an American stoogy. Mubarak never allowed any strong Egyption leader to emerge. For example Amr Musa, who is a brainy well educated smart former External Minister & was so outspoken about US/Israel policies. what Mubarak did to him? removed him from post and made arrangement to make him the president of OIC. Why? because he is pukka dictator, he wanted his son to take over the country after him. Millions of Egyptions are jobless. Millions of people earning less than 5 dollars a day. What kind of leader was he? He must be hanged.

    Azmi Saturday, 02 June 2012 03:11 PM

    it's a very clear example for our political leaders; still no late think act

    Doubtful Saturday, 02 June 2012 03:16 PM

    I dont know whether this is a wise move. I agree the man deserves what he gets, but he stepped down by himself. He ended the misery of his people by his own choice. Prosecuting him now will warn other tyrants not to give up but cling on. Like in the case of Gadafi

    Sekara Saturday, 02 June 2012 03:42 PM

    By vote? Egyptian people never knew what an election is until the last week elections!

    Hussain Sunday, 03 June 2012 10:54 PM

    He would never spend time in prison, this is per Reuters news agency:
    Egypt's deposed President Hosni Mubarak was admitted to a prison hospital following a "health crisis" on Saturday after he was sentenced to life in prison, the state's news agency MENA reported.
    He is 84 years and would die in hospital. The military leaders whom he elected stil rule Egypt. so he would be well cared for.

    Gona Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:00 PM

    MR saved us from the LTTE .. now he and the brothers are "saving" for the next 7 generations of Rajapakses!

    Nana Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:27 PM

    These idiots are thinking that they live in Egypt.

    Mahroof Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:37 PM

    Thanks for Kaputakukula for the wise comment.

    tamilian Saturday, 02 June 2012 04:39 PM

    you selfish, think about people who lost their live and life... you guys don't care about it because they are tamils!! right?

    John Saturday, 02 June 2012 05:30 PM

    ....but always on time!

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