x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

Important dates in the life of dictator Hosni Mubarak

Mubarak was born in the Nile Delta village of Kafr Al Musellha on May 4, 1928.

- May 4, 1928 Born in the Nile Delta village of Kafr Al Museilha

- 1972 Became commander of the air force and Egyptian deputy minister of defence

- 1975 Chosen by the president, Anwar Sadat, to be vice president

- 1981 Sworn in as Egypt's president following Sadat's assassination

- 1995 Survives an assassination attempt while visiting Ethiopia

- 2010 Parliamentary elections are held that opposition parties say are marred by fraud

- 2011 Forced to resign amid huge protests and charged with corruption and lethal force used against protesters

- 2012 Found guilty of failing to prevent bloodshed during uprising, sentenced to life in prison

- 2013 Granted retrial, but remains in prison