Ex-President Dies – level 3

02-03-2020 07:00

Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, has died at the age of 91. Mubarak served as the president of Egypt from 1981 to 2011.

In 2011, he resigned after protests against repression, corruption and poverty in Egypt. Thousands of people called for Mubarak to step down.

Mubarak was at the center of several criminal trials. He was charged for failing to halt the killing of peaceful protesters during the Egyptian revolution. Mubarak was sentenced to life imprisonment, and he was jailed for years. In 2017, he was freed from most of the charges and released from prison. Recently, he underwent a surgery, and he died in the hospital.

Difficult words: repression (the use of force or violence to control a group of people), halt (to stop), life imprisonment (when a person is put in prison until death).

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