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An Egyptian court has sentenced the former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak to life imprisonment for his role in killing protesters. "The court has ordered a punishment for Hosni Mubarak of life in prison based on charges of participating in crimes of killing and attempted killing," Judge Ahmed Refaat told the courtroom. About 850 people were killed in the 18-day revolt that toppled Mubarak. Crowds greeted the ruling with joy and anger, as some wanted Mubarak executed, while others feared the judge's decision exposed weaknesses in the case that could let the ex-military strongman off on appeal.