Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for thirty years but was ousted during the Arab Spring in 2011, passed away on 25 February at the age of 91. Egypt’s longest-serving modern-day president, he spent the following six years between prison and military hospitals as he faced charges of corruption and conspiracy to murder. He was eventually cleared of any murder charges but was given a three-year sentence for embezzlement.

His ouster gave Egyptians hope of moving away from autocratic rule. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Muhammad Mursi succeeded Mr Mubarak as Egypt’s first ever democratically elected leader in June 2012. But that was short-lived, overthrown just thirteen months later by a military coup led by the current president, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. (CONTINUED - 203 WORDS)