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Former Egyptian President Mubarak Passes Away Aged 91

February 25, 2020

Egypt’s longest-lasting former president, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, has passed away at the age of 91. The crucial pre-2011 revolution figure, who was at the heart of contention during Egypt’s political instability and the running leader of the country for approximately 30 years, was noted to be severely ill during the last months of his life. He was taken to the intensive care unit in the last days of his life, and, following an emergency surgery, passed away on the morning of Tuesday 25 February. MUBARAK IN THE LAST YEARS SINCE THE REVOLUTION Known for having maintained the presidential seat for three decades, Hosni Mubarak was ousted from his governmental role as soon as the 2011 Arab spring uprising. Officially announced by former Chief of Intelligence Omar Suleiman, Mubarak stepped down as president in February 2011, following almost 20 days of persistent demonstrations in the Egyptian capital. He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was overturned and he was freed in March 2017 only to spend the subsequent years in private hospitals due to his frail and declining health. The former president,…

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