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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soundoff (33 Responses)
  1. TORI

    Might I suggest the possibility that he's faking it? Have to read up on his alleged ailments.

    January 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Muslim tunnel rat

    Really. Something needs to be done about the tunnels that run under the Israel/Egypt border. How do you think Munareck made so much money? Sure, he took a lot of bribes. But he allowed these drug/gun/black market tunnels to operate for decades. And you know he didn't lose any money on that deal. We need to go after the men and women Mubarek was dealing with. Just like we do in the Sandusky case, for example.

    January 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Hi, TORI.
    Hi, fernace.

    I thought he had a heart ailment.
    Hard to fake that one, unless you're Fred Sandford.

    January 5, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Waterboard Mrs. Sandusky

    Oops. I mean Waterboard Munarek. He was in cahoots with a lot of people who are still causing trouble for both Egypt and Israel. Don't execute him like you did OBL and Saddam. Torture the bassterd. He'll squeel like a pig long before that broomstick up his ass bottoms out. Get those who bribed him. Don't do that "ding-dong the witch is dead" thang. (again)

    January 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Zoe

    Some world leaders are not the best. The Something needs to be done about the tunnels and Mubarak does not deal with things well, this is crazy.

    January 5, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. cue in the crazies

    and their off the wall honeys

    January 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Waterboard Mubarak

    Inside of Mubarak's brain is everything you need to know when it comes to crooked dealings in the middle east. If you came accross a PC with the same intel, you wouldn't be saying execute it.

    January 5, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TORI

    Hi@banasy,hope your day is good. Mubarek looks like a corpse being wheeled on a gurney to the morgue.

    January 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BIG Monsters make little monsters

    And Mubarek was one of the little monsters. You should see how ugly the Big ones who made him are.

    January 5, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Hi@TORI, it's going just ducky. Hope your is, also.

    Mubarak looks as if they *try* to hang him, his head will just fall off...

    January 5, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Oxiy Contin

    You know the reason Mubarak takes the meds is so he doesn't have to look at himself. Really, who would want to. Forgive him for he does not know what he does anymore.
    Just take a look at his last speech and you'll know. 🙁

    January 5, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. american citizen

    An honorable man, he should have taken more with him. A great deed has been done, but I sadden at thought those monsters will kill him. An honorable suicide will do, he can take some pigs with him.

    January 5, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Interrogate Mubarak

    Get the name of every single person Mubarek had illegal dealing with and turn the CIA loose on them. You might see some men is dark sunglasses looking for each other from time to time, but I'm sure if they stick with it they'll find everyone who bribed Mubarek.

    January 5, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Zœy

    Mubarak is a walking death sentence anyway...

    January 5, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Freedom of Information

    Mubarak has a lot of information that would be useful tracking-down those who threaten America. He has rubbed elbows and bank accounts with some very unsavory charachters not only from Egypt, but from many other nations as well. He was like a big fat pro sti/ tute. He was for sale. Find out who bought him, and who else was bidding on him too. Don't kill Mubarak. Waterboard Mubarak.

    January 5, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
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