Egypt's former ruler Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison on Saturday morning, but not everyone is satisfied with the ruling.
The reaction in the courtroom as the judge read Mubarak's sentence went from good to bad. The judge opened his remarks with a "flowery" extended monologue championing the uprising that "titillated" the crowd, but scuffles broke out when it was announced Mubarak was only receiving life in prison. "The people want to cleanse the judiciary," was chanted by attendees who were hoping for a death sentence. People gathered outside the courtroom had similar polarizing reactions. Protestors gathered in Tahir Square, Alexandria and Suez to voice their displeasure with the verdict.
Mubarak and his former intior minister, Habib al-Adli, were officially charged with accessory to murder. The judge said Mubarak and Adli were responsible for failing to halt the killings of protestors during the Januar 2011 protests. The judge acknowledged that the prosecution couldn't provide adequate proof that Mubarak or Adli had directly ordered the killings of hundreds of protestors, so he sentenced them for their inaction instead. Mubarak and his two sons were also acquitted of corruption charges.