Judicial body calls for nullifying Mubarak’s communications blackout conviction

An Egyptian judicial body that consults the government recommended nullifying a court ruling that convicted Hosni Mubarak and others of cutting communication lines during the 25 January revolution.

A report the State Commissioner's Authority issued on Monday stated that those who filed the lawsuit didn't give evidence of the damage that resulted from the communications blackout.

Reports issued by the authority are considered consultative and courts are not obliged to follow them.

In May, the State Council's Administrative Court convicted the former president, alongside former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, of cutting communications during the revolution.

The court ordered them to pay a fine of LE540 million in compensation, but they challenged the ruling. Their appeal is still being reviewed by the Supreme Administrative Court.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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