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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies at the age of 91

Former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled over Egypt for 30 years, was overthrown during an uprising in 2011 and later spent six years in detention before being freed. Hosni Mubarak dies,just weeks after surgery.

Mubarak was ousted in 2011 following mass protests against his autocratic rule, and he was the first leader to face trial after the Arab Spring uprisings that swept the region.

He spent six years after facing trial in a litany of cases ranging from corruption to the killing of 239 protesters, whose 18-day revolt stunned the world.

Mubarak was freed in 2017 after he was cleared of the final murder charges against him.

His death comes just days after his two sons were acquitted of illicit share trading during the sale of a bank four years before the uprising that ended his rule.

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