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.

The runoff will be held on June 16th and 17th, the results of which will be announced on June 21st.

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