The building once used by the National Democratic (NDP) Party of Egypt’s deposed President Hosni Mubarak, who ruled over the country for 30 years, was demolished by Egyptian authorities on Sunday.
Once the center of Mubarak’s regime, the office located off Tahrir Square stood at the center of Egyptian bureaucracy until it was torched by protesters during the 2011 mass-uprising that led to his ouster.
The NDP was dissolved in April 2011 as all its properties and assets were seized by the state, including the newly demolished headquarters.
The Egyptian government decided to demolish the building last April, opting to give the land it stands on to the neighbouring Egyptian Museum.
Following his dismissal from office, Mubarak and his sons were detained on charges ranging from the embezzlement of $14 million used to renovate his personal residences and the murder of those killed in violent crackdowns on the mass uprisings against his regime.
Mubarak was cleared of charges pertaining to the murder of protesters and sentenced to four years in prison on charges of embezzlement, however Mubarak’s four year stay in detention and at the Maadi Military Hospital in Cairo where he remains is expected to count for time served.
Egypt’s high court is to decide in June if an appeal will be made regarding the lower Egyptian court’s decision to drop the murder charges faced by Mubarak.