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Former first lady Suzanne Mubarak visited her husband at Tora prison Monday, the first such visit since a Cairo court sentenced the toppled leader to 25 years in prison on charges of failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising last year.
Suzanne Mubarak’s daughters-in-law, Khadiga al-Gamal and Heidi Rasekh, accompanied her during the visit.
An exception was made for the Mubaraks, as the law bars any visits for convicts within the first month of their sentence.
Mubarak’s former interior minister, Habib al-Adly, also received a 25-year sentence Saturday. But the court acquitted six former ministry officials on the same charges.
Alaa and Gamal Mubarak — the former president’s sons — and businessman Hussein Salem were exonerated from financial corruption charges.
The verdicts sparked wide-scale protests demanding a retrial.
Translated from Al-Masry Al-Youm