Hosni Mubarak was found guilty of allowing the deaths of at least 800 protesters in the 18-day uprising that toppled his presidency in 2011. He was given a life sentence, which he will serve in Torah prison in southern Cairo. Given a life sentence alongside him was his former interior minister Habib el-Adly. The corruption charges leveled against his sons, Gamal and Alaa, were dropped.
The picture above was taken and tweeted by Al Jazeera’s @glcarlstrom, and is of parents outside the courthouse who have dropped to their knees crying over the portrait of their martyred son after hearing the news of the verdict.