An Egyptian official says the top prosecutor will appeal the verdict in Hosni Mubarak’s trial, which acquitted the former leader and his two sons on corruption charges and cleared senior police officers of complicity in killing protesters during last year’s uprising.

The prosecutor must appeal the entire verdict, which also included convictions and life sentences for Mr. Mubarak and his former security chief for failing to stop the killing of protesters in the uprising that ousted him.

Six top police commanders, who faced the same charge of complicity in killing protesters, were acquitted for what the judge said was lack of concrete evidence.

The official spoke on Sunday on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to media.

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