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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.

Comments
  • Marcell - 2012-02-21 02:00

    You actually don't shoot a pig, you hit it with a hammer right between the eyes.

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-21 09:14

      Poor pigs!

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-02-21 09:14

    Hang this bugger publicaly, an eye 4 an eye and all that, it's the Muslim way! Hopefully the bastard in Syria is watching this, his turn is next!

  • Jerzy - 2012-02-21 09:49

    Mubarak oppressed his people and ruined the economy of Egypt for more then 3 decades with the blessing of the US. Since Egypt had a peace treaty with Israel, all was forgiven and he could continue being a dictator and suppressing dissent as long as natural gas was sold to Israel at cost. Moral of the story, Its ok to be a low life dictator and "silence" your opposition, as long as you make peace with Israel.

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