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Mubarak Fined $34 Million For Cutting Off Internet; Rafah Border with Gaza Opened (VIDEO)!

Mubarak Fined $34 Million For Cutting Off Internet; Rafah Border with Gaza Opened (VIDEO)!

Outrage was heard around the world when Egypt went off the electronic grid in the early days of the uprising. Today, almost four months after his ouster on February 11, Egypt's former President is literally paying for the order to turn off the Internet: The 83-year-old Mubarak and two senior officials from his regime have been fined $34 million (200 million Egyptian pounds) for cutting off the Internet. As the BBC says, the fine is the "first clear ruling" against Mubarak. Earlier this week, Egypt's prosecutor general announced that Mubarak and his sons, Gamal and Alaa, are to be tried in a criminal court over the alleged shooting of protesters during the Egyptian revolution earlier this year. Mubarak and his sons could face the death penalty if convicted of the most serious charges against them, says the New York Times . In another sign of the changes in Egypt after the r...

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