16 July 2024,   06:37
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak died at the age of 91

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

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

Mubarak 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. Mubarak underwent surgery in late January.

It should be mentioned that Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment over the deaths of some of the 900 protesters who were killed by security forces during the 2011 uprising. These charges were later overturned and Mubarak was released in 2017.