29 May '11, 4am

Egypt fines ex-president Mubarak US$33 million over cutting off mobile phone, Internet service during uprising

Egypt fines ex-president Mubarak US$33 million over cutting off mobile phone, Internet service during uprising

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, together with two other former officials, were fined a total of US$90 million for cutting off mobile phone and Internet services during an uprising. -- PHOTO: REUTERS CAIRO - AN EGYPTIAN judge fined ousted President Hosni Mubarak and two other former officials US$90 million (S$111.2 million) on Saturday for their role in cutting off mobile phone and Internet service during the uprising that ended Mubarak's rule earlier this year. The fine is the latest legal step against Mubarak - who ruled Egypt largely unquestioned for three decades - since mass demonstrations forced him from office on Feb 11. Foreign governments have frozen his family's assets, and he awaits trial on charges of corruption and conspiring to kill protesters. Those charges could carry the death penalty. Saturday's fine is for the Egyptian government's effort to quash the p...

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