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Mubarak fined $90 million for telecoms shutdown

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Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-05-28

A court in Cairo has fined former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and two of his ex-ministers more than $90 million on charges they damaged the economy by switching off communications services during January’s popular uprising.

REUTERS - An Egyptian court on Saturday fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two former officials 540 million pounds ($90.64 million) for cutting off mobile and internet services during January protests, a court source said.

It was the first court ruling to be made against Mubarak since he was ousted on Feb. 11. Mubarak faces more serious charges, including ordering the killing of protestors, a charge which could carry the death penalty.

A judicial source said the administrative court fined Mubarak 200 million Egyptian pounds, former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif 40 million pounds, and former interior minister Habib el-Adly 300 million pounds.

The court ruled that Mubarak, Nazif and Adly were guilty of "causing damages to the national economy" and the fines would be paid to the country's treasury, the source said.

At least 800 people died during 18 days of protests that toppled Mubarak, and more than 6,000 were injured by live ammunition, rubber bullets, water cannons and batons.

Telecoms operator Vodafone said in January it and other mobile operators had no option but to comply with an order from the authorities to suspend services in selected areas of the country during the peak of the anti-government demonstrations.

In February, Vodafone also accused the authorities of using its network to send pro-government text messages to subscribers.

Mubarak, who is detained in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, was ordered on Tuesday to stand trial for the killing of protesters.

 

 

Date created : 2011-05-28

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