An Egyptian court fined former president Hosni Mubarak and his two ministers $90 million for shutting down the telecommunication services during the uprisings.
The court on Saturday ruled that Hosni Mubarak, former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly were guilty of damaging Egypt’s economy.
They had ordered the shutdown of Egyptian Internet and telephone services in January as when anti-government protesters took to the streets.
Mubarak must pay about $ 33 million, while Nazif faces a fine of nearly $ 7 million. Adly has the heaviest fine of more than $ 50 million.
Mobile operator Vodafone said in January that it and other telecom companies working in Egypt had no option but to comply with the government order to suspend services during the peak of the anti-government demonstrations, reports Reuters.
Mubarak is currently in custody in the Red Sea resort hospital of Sharm el-Sheikh, pending trial on charges of ordering the killing of protesters and on other corruption charges.