Mubarak deserves death penalty

2012-02-20 22:20

Cairo - The chief prosecutor in the trial of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak has said in his closing remarks that the former president should be given the death penalty for the killings of protesters in last year's uprising.

Mustafa Suleiman says Mubarak clearly authorised use of live ammunition and a shoot-to-kill policy against peaceful protesters. Over 800 were killed in the crackdown from January 25 to February 11 2011.

For this, Suleiman said on Monday, Mubarak and five co-defendants, including his long time Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, should receive the maximum sentence.

The defence team of the former president, who ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years, is expected to present its closing arguments later this week.

Read more on:    hosni mubarak  |  egypt  |  north africa  |  uprisings

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