Hosni Mubarak Fined $34 Million for the Time He Cut His Country’s Internet


A Cairo court has fined former president Hosni Mubarak $34 million for his role in cutting the country’s mobile-phone network and Internet service for five days, which hindered the Arab Spring’s early stages. For the same offense, former Interior Minister Habib El-Adly has been fined $50 million, and former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif has been fined $6 million. The court order states that the men will have to immediately pay the fines from their personal accounts. The money will be allocated to the national treasury. Mubarak still faces the Cairo Criminal Court for more serious charges, like acquiring funds illegally and killing protesters. [CNN]