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Egypt Anticipates Mubarak Verdict

Dawn Megli |
June 1, 2012 | 3:29 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

The 86-year-old's verdict comes just two weeks before a run-off election in Egypt's presidential contest. (Courtesy Creative Commons/ Cambodiaforkids.org)
The 86-year-old's verdict comes just two weeks before a run-off election in Egypt's presidential contest. (Courtesy Creative Commons/ Cambodiaforkids.org)
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is set to learn his fate in front of a judge tomorrow, as the courts are scheduled to issue the long-anticipated verdict on charges of corruption, mismanagement of funds and, most importantly, giving the orders to shoot hundreds of protestors who were demanding an end to his 30-year regime.

The sentence could range from the death penalty, a prison term, or an outright acquittal. Many fear, however, that a light sentence could spark a new wave of angry protests. 

The verdict is timed closely with the presidential run-off election, scheduled for mid-June. Thousands took to the streets across Egypt Friday, demanding that one of Mubarak's former senior officials, Ahmed Shafiq, be disqualified as a presidential candidate. 

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