By Naila Missous
Hosni Mubarak, who governed Egypt for 30 years before a popular uprising toppled him last year, has today been sentenced to life in prison for accessory to murder of protesters.
Hundreds of police surrounded the court set up at the Police Academy on Cairo’s outskirts yesterday as protesters gathered outside holding up images of those killed in the uprising and calling for Mubarak’s execution.
“Dear God, take Mubarak and those with him!” they chanted.
No further information has been released.