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25 Feb 2020 | 05:21 AM UTC

Egypt: Former President Hosni Mubarak dies February 25

Egypt’s Former President Hosni Mubarak dies on February 25; gatherings possible in Cairo, other cities

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Event

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has died on Tuesday, February 25, at the age of 91. Mubarak was reportedly admitted to the intensive care unit on Saturday, February 26, and later underwent a surgery. The cause of death has not yet been announced.

Hosni Mubarak led Egypt for 30 years before being forced to step down following mass nationwide protests in 2011. Following his removal from office he was arrested for several years awaiting trial on various counts, though was acquitted and released in 2017.

Related gatherings and protests are possible in Cairo, Alexandria, and other urban centers across Egypt over the coming several hours and days. A heightened security presence is to be expected in the vicinity of all gatherings.

Advice

Individuals in Egypt, particularly in Cairo, are advised to keep abreast of the situation, respect local customs, refrain from discussing political topics in public or on social media, anticipate heightened security measures and transportation disruptions near associated events, and avoid public gatherings as a precaution.