Egypt Suspends Ruling to Remove Mubarak

Posted June 18th, 2011 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian court has suspended a ruling to remove former president Hosni Mubarak's name and the name of his wife, Suzanne, from all public facilities and institutions.

The court announced on Saturday that the ruling had been put on hold until an appeal can be heard next Wednesday. Some Egyptian lawyers have filed a lawsuit asking that the verdict against the Mubaraks be canceled.

An Egyptian court announced the verdict in April. Judge Mohammed Hassan Omar said it had become clear that the “size of corruption” that was being uncovered in investigations of Mr. Mubarak exceeded “by far anyone's imagination.”

The former president resigned in February amid massive anti-government protests. He is due to stand trial in August on charges of fraud and orchestrating the killings of opposition demonstrators.