Egypt: Mubarak, ex-ministers charged US $90 million

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Cairo, May 29: The banished Prime Minster of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, along with his two ex-minister have been demanded to compensate US $90 million for "damaging the economy" by ordering to close down the country's internet and telephone connections during the Egyptian uprising.

This is the first legal action against Mubarak since he was thrown out of power on Feb 11. Other serious charges against him include giving orders to kill the protesters, that could carry death sentence against him.

The telephone connections and Internet services were cut off, when thousand of protestor's in Egypt came out in the open against Mubarak.

According to international mobile service operators, they had to cut off the connections in some parts of the country as they were left with no choice and had to abide by the security orders.

Hamdi Okasha, an Egyptian Judge, ordered the fine as recompense, for the economic losses the country suffered when the telecommunications were interrupted.

The court declared that Mubarak, al-Adly and Nazif were at fault and the fines would directly go to the national treasury.

Mubarak and his sons Gamal and Alaa, are ordered by a criminal court to stand trial on charges of corruption and killing of demonstrators.

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