Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak testifies during a court case accusing ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi of breaking out of prison in 2011, in Cairo, Egypt, December 26, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak testifies during a court case accusing ousted Islamist president Mohamed Mursi of breaking out of prison in 2011, in Cairo, Egypt, December 26, 2018. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Armed Forces, Parliament mourn Mubarak's death

Tue, Feb. 25, 2020
CAIRO - 25 February 2020: The Armed Forces Tuesday mourned the death of former president Hosni Mubarak as being one of the Armed Forces men and a commander in the 6th of October War.

The Armed Forces expressed condolences to the Mubarak family and officers and soldiers of the Armed Forces and wished the deceased mercy, according to a statement released by Military Spokesman Tamer el Refai.

Meanwhile,the House of Representatives also mourned the death of Mubarak who died at the age of 91 earlier Tuesday.

A statement released by the House mourned Mubarak as being one of the commanders of the great October War.

The Parliament, chaired by Speaker Ali Abdel Aal, expressed deep condolences to the family of the deceased.

A military funeral will be held for former Egyptian President Mohamed Hosni Mubarak who died on February 25, 2020 at the age of 91 and ruled the country for 30 years between 1981 and 2011.

Mubarak stepped down on February 11, 2011 as a consequence of January 25, 2011, and had been subject to prosecution before he was cleared of all charges.

By law no.35/1975, the former president is entitled to a military funeral because he was the Commander of the Air Force during the October 6, 1973 War. The law provides that high-ranking commanders at the Egyptian Armed Forces during the war shall not retire, and that if they are appointed in a civilian post out of necessity, they have to return to military service after they finish their term.
 
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