Former leader of Egypt Hosni Mubarak has died at the age of 91 following the months of long-term debilitating illness, state television announced Tuesday.
Hosni Mubarak had been served as President of Egypt for 30 years until he stepped down following mass protests against his rule in 2011.
He also spent six years in prison after the uprising and was freed in 2017 after being acquitted of most charges. During his detention, he was held at the Cairo military hospital – Maadi.
He was acquitted by Egypt’s Highest Appeals Court of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 protests which led to his ouster. The 2017 ruling overturned the life term he had received in 2012 over the deaths of 239 people in Arab Spring protests against his rule.
The ousted dictator took the president’s office in 1981 following Anwar Sadat’s assassination and ruled the country for three decades.
His death comes just days after his two sons were acquitted of illicit share trading during the sale of a bank four years before the uprising that ended his rule.