Egypt's Ex-Pres Mubarak Fined Millions For Cutting Off The Internet

from the that's-a-costly-line-break dept

Remember when Egypt wasn't quite sure how to deal with protests in the streets, and the government decided the best course of action was to cut off the internet (because nothing attracts the travel business like a capricious and arbitrary government, running around like crazy, just because citizens start speaking up). However, then President Hosni Mubarak probably should have thought twice before hitting the kill switch. Apparently he (along with two other officials) has been fined something close to $34 million for shutting down the internet:
The court ruled that Mubarak, Nazif and Adli were guilty of "causing damage to the national economy" and the fines would be paid to the country's treasury.
Who knew it was illegal to do that?

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    Anonymous Coward, 2 Jun 2011 @ 8:45am

    Re: Re: Mubarak is gonna be hanged, not _fined_

    It's not much different in the US. There are two people that stand up and do all of the same things. ARE YOU TELLING ME WE'RE NOT IN A DEMOCRACY? HOW DARE YOU NOT LOVE 'MERICA!

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