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Egyptian court dismisses charges against Mubarak linked to killing of protesters in 2011

  • Supporters of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak wave by his poster as he was taken by a helicopter ambulance from Maadi Military Hospital to a court in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The verdict is expected Saturday on charges connected to the killing of more than 900 protesters during the year's uprising against his rule. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Supporters of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak wave by his poster as he was taken by a helicopter ambulance from Maadi Military Hospital to a court in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The verdict is expected Saturday on charges connected to the killing of more than 900 protesters during the year's uprising against his rule. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

  • Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 86, is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance on the way to a helicopter ambulance flying from Maadi Military Hospital to a court in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The verdict is expected Saturday on charges connected to the killing of more than 900 protesters during the year's uprising against his rule. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 86, is escorted by medical and security personnel into an ambulance on the way to a helicopter ambulance flying from Maadi Military Hospital to a court in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. The verdict is expected Saturday on charges connected to the killing of more than 900 protesters during the year's uprising against his rule. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)  (The Associated Press)

  • Egyptian security forces stand by their vehicles as they were deployed to disperse anti-government protesters in Alexandria, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Egyptian security forces quickly put down scattered protests Friday as an attempt by Islamists to hold the first major anti-government rallies in months fizzled, with at least two protesters and three army officers killed in Cairo and a navy officer killed in Alexandria. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis)

    Egyptian security forces stand by their vehicles as they were deployed to disperse anti-government protesters in Alexandria, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. Egyptian security forces quickly put down scattered protests Friday as an attempt by Islamists to hold the first major anti-government rallies in months fizzled, with at least two protesters and three army officers killed in Cairo and a navy officer killed in Alexandria. (AP Photo/Heba Khamis)  (The Associated Press)

An Egyptian court has dismissed criminal charges against former president Hosni Mubarak in connection with the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising that ended his nearly three-decade reign.

Mubarak, 86, was also acquitted of corruption charges that he faced along with his sons Alaa and Gamal.

Mubarak was convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2012, but the verdict was overturned on appeal.

Saturday's verdict concludes his retrial along with his two sons, his security chief and six of his aides, who were all acquitted. Also on trial was businessman Hussein Salem, a longtime Mubarak friend tried in absentia.