A supporter holds a poster of Hosni Mubarak outside Tora prison
A supporter holds a poster of Hosni Mubarak outside Tora prisonReuters

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been cleared of murder charges against him. He had been accused of conspiring to kill protesters in the 2011 revolution, during which 800 people were reportedly killed. 

The Cairo court also cleared Mubarak and his two sons of corruption charges relating to gas exports to Israel.

Seven others had been accused in the case, along with Mubarak. The court also cleared former interior minister and his aides on the murder charges.

Mubarak, 86, had been given life sentence in 2012 for being complicit in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 uprising that ultimately resulted in his falling from power.

However, an appeals court overturned the sentence last year citing technicality. 

He had refuted all charges. "The Hosni Mubarak before you would never have ordered the killings of protesters," the 86-year-old had said in August. 

Several witnesses, including officers from the military, have testified in favour of Mubarak, Al Jazeera reported.

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