Prosecutors in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak formally requested a penalty of death by hanging for Mubarak and several of his fellow defendants Thursday, an attorney at the court said.
Mubarak is accused of ordering protesters killed during the country's uprising last year, and of corruption. He denies the charges.
Khaled Abu Bakr, a civil rights lawyer representing the families of victims at the trial, told CNN that prosecutors requested death by hanging for Mubarak, former Egyptian Interior Minister Habib El Adly and four of his six aides.
They asked for the maximum jail sentence for the two other aides on trial, Abu Bakr said.
The prosecutors' request came at the end of three days of prosecution arguments in a Cairo courtroom.FULL STORY