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Mubarak fined for Internet shutdown

May 28, 2011 at 1:39 PM   |   Comments

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CAIRO, May 28 (UPI) -- An Egyptian court Saturday ordered former President Hosni Mubarak and two of his aides to pay $90 million for shutting down the Internet and cell phones.

Mubarak and his former prime minister and interior minister were held responsible for damaging Egytp's economy during the pro-democracy revolt.

The administrative court in Cairo also found the three mobile phone service operators in Egypt -- Vodafone, Mobinil and Etisalat -- violated their contracts by severing service when Egyptians needed it most, during the revolution in January and February, al-Masry al-Youm reported.

The companies were accused of helping the former regime suppress the revolution and violating the constitution by invading citizens' privacy without judicial warrant.

The lawyer who filed the lawsuit said the fine should fund the establishment of an institute for education and scientific research.

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