Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dies

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak dies

The ex-president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for 30 years and was overthrown in 2011, he has died at the age of 91, Egyptian media report.

At the moment the cause of death is unknown, but at the end of January 2020 his son, Alaa Mubarak, said through his Twitter account that the ex-president underwent surgery and was in a state of "stable«, Although he did not provide details about the surgical intervention.

Mubarak came to power after dozens of years of military service. He joined the Egyptian Air Force in 1949 and from then on rose until he rose to the position of wing commander and deputy minister of defense.

In 1973, the Egyptian military launched an attack on Israeli soldiers on the eastern bank of the Suez Canal, after which Mubarak became a national hero.

Two years later, he was elected vice president of the country and on October 14, 1981 he held the position of president. He ruled the country for 30 years and was overthrown in 2011.

In June 2012, Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for the repression during the peaceful demonstrations held during the Arab Spring in 2011, in which 239 people died.

However, in March 2017 he was acquitted and in May of the same year he was released.


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