Human Rights: Prosecution Demands Death Penalty for Egypt’s Mubarak

 

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is carried from an ambulance to a helicopter for his trial in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012.

Prosecutors in the trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak say they will seek the death penalty for him and at least five security officials.

Mubarak faces a variety of charges over corruption and involvement in the deaths of hundreds of anti-government protesters during last year’s uprising that forced him from power.

The former leader has pleaded not guilty.  He faces the death penalty if convicted of murder.  

Top prosecutor Mustafa Suleiman told the court in Cairo Thursday that it was Mubarak’s responsibility to intervene and stop the violence targeted at protesters during last year’s uprising that forced him from power.

Mubarak’s co-defendants include his two sons, Egypt’s former interior minister and senior police officers.  They are being tried on a variety of charges.  Egyptian media reports say convictions against them could result in varying sentences including prison terms of up to 15 years.   

Earlier this week, the prosecution called Mubarek a “tyrannical leader” who sought to hand power to friends and relatives.

His trial restarted last week after more than a three-month suspension, while the court considered a request to have the judges replaced.

 

 

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One comment on “Human Rights: Prosecution Demands Death Penalty for Egypt’s Mubarak
  1. Khalid says:

    egypt has special rules to floolw to make them look like a beautifal place. all the protesters are criminals, and deserve to die for giving the usa a headache, never turn against your leader. you are allready free. you will never be the proud usa. you will allways be what your government wants you to be. get a life. little losers wasting time degrading themselves. your not getting my money ill tell you that right now. you think its cool to act like go ahead get shot by a marine drinking a coke.

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