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Hosni Mubarak in Dubai court; no, not that Mubarak - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (AP) – A judge has slapped Hosni Mubarak with a fine for illegally consuming alcohol. No, not that Hosni Mubarak.

This one is a Pakistani namesake of the ousted Egyptian president who was in a Dubai misdemeanors court Sunday facing charges of breaking the emirate’s liquor laws, which ban public drinking outside of hotels and restaurants.

Media reports Monday say he was fined 1,000 dirhams ($273) by the judge, who couldn’t hold back a smile as he called the defendant’s name.

Egypt’s ex-president stepped down earlier this month after massive protests against his nearly three-decade rule.

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