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Former Egyptian President Mubarak gets life sentence

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising.

He was then flown by helicopter to prison and there are reports he may have had a heart attack on the way.

Chaos erupted in the courtroom following the verdict Saturday.

The judge acquitted six of Mubarak’s aides.

People began chanting that the decision wasn’t harsh enough and fights broke out.

The Islamist group Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt’s largest and oldest opposition group, called for protests in Tahrir square, the centre of the protests.

Mubarak opponents want to see the 84-year-old executed.

According to Amnesty International, about 840 people died and more than 6,000 others were injured in the 18-day uprising, dubbed the Arab Spring.