Sentencing stuns Egypt... Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gets life in prison 2 June`12 Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that forced him from power last year. The ousted president and his sons were acquitted, however, of corruption charges in a mixed verdict that swiftly provoked a new wave of anger on Egypt's streets. See also: Hosni Mubarak Life Sentencing Stuns Egypt Jun 2, 2012 : Ousted president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of protesters. Dan Ephron on how the ruling instantly divided the nationand why an appeal could reverse it.