Prosecutor asks death sentence for Mubarak
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled into court on a stretcher on January 3, 2012.
January 5th, 2012
08:59 AM ET

Prosecutor asks death sentence for Mubarak

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.


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  1. Freedom of Information

    C'mon. Do you really want to wait until George W. Bush is dead and buried to find out what men like Osama Bin Laden and Hosni Mubarak knew? Stop assassinating and executing these guys. Freaking waterboard them already.

    January 5, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tcr c2

    Yes lets bring him to the us make him sign a contract to give imfo check it out if the imfo is wrong than waterboard him that way we can fight the war on terrorism from the inside!

    January 6, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
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