Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak cleared of killing protesters during 2011 revolution

The 88-year-old former president was brought to the court on a stretcher - Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Egypt's top appeals court found Hosni Mubarak innocent on Thursday of involvement in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule, in a final ruling that could see the former president walk free.

After an all-day hearing, Judge Ahmed Abdel Qawi announced: "The court has found the defendant innocent."

The court also rejected demands by lawyers of the victims to reopen civil suits, leaving no remaining option for appeal or retrial.

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