According to social media rumors in Arabic, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak passed away earlier today. This follows the reported arrest of his sons over an alleged stock market manipulation yesterday, also in Egypt.
The reports are not confirmed. No evidence has been provided or official statements made, which may bring into question the veracity of the rumors.
Translation: "News and official sources confirmed the death of Hosni Mubarak."
Translation: "A source of pride for Egyptians, this man whose name is written in gold. Rest in peace."
Hosni Mubarak was President of Egypt between 1981-2011, stepping down from power in the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. A former officer in the Egyptian air force, he stood trial and was convicted of life imprisonment in June 2012. By March 2017 he was released, after a previous ruling saw the life sentence overturned.
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