29 May 2011

Mubarak fined for cutting of internet links

7:47 am on 29 May 2011

A court in Egypt has fined former President Hosni Mubarak 200 million Egyptian pounds ($US34 million) for cutting mobile and internet services during protests in January.

It is the first court ruling to be made against Mr Mubarak, 83, since he was ousted on 11 February.

He has also been charged over the deaths of anti-government protesters.

The court also fined former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly.

Last week, al-Adly was sentenced to 12 years in prison on charges of money-laundering and profiteering.

Mr Mubarak is also being questioned over charges that he and his family made huge profits during the three decades he spent as president.