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Shafiq responds to Mubarak verdict

Last modified: 2 Jun 2012 16:01

Ahmed Shafiq, Mubarak's last prime minister, has responded to his former boss' conviction by saying that no one is above the law.

"We do not have a right to comment on judicial rulings but this verdict indicates that no one is above questioning if the law requires," said Shafiq, who has described Mubarak as a role model on his official Facebook page.

 "Those rulings certainly disprove any claims that a presidential candidate can reproduce a ruling system that has ended," he said, responding to critics who say Shafiq would revive the old order.