A top prosecutor will appeal the verdict in former Egypt President Hosni Mubarak's trial, an official told the AP.
Mubarak on Saturday was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the death of protesters of his regime. Habib Adli, Mubarak's Interior Minister, was also sentenced to life in prison for his complicity in the killings.
However, several other regime officials--including Mubarak's sons and police commanders--were acquitted of all charges.
Mubarak and his sons were also cleared of corruption charges, a move that sparked protests throughout the nation calling for greater accountability. Some protesters expressed anger that the former president was spared his life.
The state prosecutor's office told AFP that he had already ordered the start of the appeals process, but did not provide details about the appeal. Abdel Mageed Mahmoud, the prosecutor, also ordered a travel ban on the six police commanders who were acquitted in the trial.
According to the AP, the prosecutor must appeal the entire verdict, not just part of it.
Protesters on Sunday gathered in Tahrir Square, the center of the 2011 uprisings, calling for a new uprising. Last month, the country voted in its first democratic presidential elections, which ended in a runoff between Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Mursi and former Mubarak ally Ahmed Shafiq.
TUNISIA: ZINE EL ABIDINE BEN ALI
<em>Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali applauds as he welcomes Tunisian swimming Olympic champion Oussama Mellouli upon arrival at Tunis-Carthage airport on December 22, 2010 after he won the men's 1500m freestyle event of the FINA short course world championships in Dubai. (FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)</em><br><br> The former Tunisian leader fled to Saudi Arabia on Jan. 14, 2011, after a monthlong uprising that sparked the larger Arab Spring. Ben Ali has been convicted in absentia by a Tunisian court for corruption and other crimes during his 23-year authoritarian rule.
LIBYA: MOAMMAR GADHAFI
<em>In this Sept. 8 2010 file photo, Libya's embattled Moammar Gadhafi fans his face during the Forum of Kings, Princes, Sultans, Sheikhs and Mayors of Africa in Tripoli. (AP Photo/Abdel Magid Al Fergany, file)</em><br><br> After leading Libya for four decades, Gadhafi spent his final weeks shuttling from hideout to hideout in his hometown of Sirte until rebel fighters captured and killed him in October.
YEMEN: ALI ABDULLAH SALEH
<em>Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh attends the opening session of the Arab Summit on March 27, 2010 the Libyan city of Sirte. (JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)</em><br><br> The Yemeni president clung to power for nearly a year in the face of mass protests against his rule, staying in place even after a bomb blast in June left him with burns over much of his body. Finally, under a U.S. and Gulf-brokered agreement, Saleh handed over power to his vice president, who earlier this year was elected president. But Saleh remains in Yemen and at the head of his party, and his relatives and loyalists still hold powerful positions in the military, security forces and government. Many Yemenis accuse him of using those tools to undermine his successor in hopes of one day returning to power.
SYRIA: BASHAR ASSAD
<em>In this Oct. 21, 2010 file photo, Syrian President Bashar Assad smiles as he shakes hands with Venesuela's President Hugo Chafez, not seen, at the Syrian presidential palace, in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, file)</em><br><br> Syrian President Bashar Assad is clinging to power, despite a 15-month-old uprising against his rule that has turned into a bloodbath and near civil war. Activists say at least 13,000 people have been killed. Assad's forces unleashed a withering crackdown against a revolt that began with peaceful protests, prompting many of the regime's opponents - joined by army defectors - to take up arms against the government. The military has responded with all-out assaults on opposition areas, leaving mass destruction in neighborhoods of some cities. The conflict also has taken on a worrying sectarian tone. The Sunni Muslim majority largely backs the opposition, while the Alawites and other minorities support Assad, himself an Alawite. There have been tit-for-tat killings and a string of suicide bombings against military buildings.