DEATH BY HANGING demanded for Egypt’s former President Mubarak for killings of protesters


DEATH BY HANGING demanded for Egypt’s former President Mubarak for killings of protesters

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By Chido Nwangwu

USAfrica: “Retribution is the solution… Any fair judge must issue a death sentence for these defendants…. The prosecution demands the maximum penalty against Mubarak and the rest of the accused which is death by

DEATH BY HANGING demanded for Egypt's former President Mubarak for killings of protesters

hanging.” So demanded Egyptian prosecutor Mustafa Khater, on Thursday, January 5, 2012, at the trial of Egypt’s former president and dictator, former General Hosni Mubarak. He is 83 years old, and currently in a hospital.

Mubarak has been on trial alongside his sons, Gamal and Alaa, his security chief, the former Interior minister, and six top police commanders regarding the death of more than 800 people during the 18-day protests against his rule and before he was ousted in a popular uprising in February, 2011. Thousands of others, as reported at the time here at, were severely injured and arrested by soldiers and police, acting on the final, general orders of Mubarak. He denied giving such orders.
The prosecution rejected claims that Mubarak was not informed of the seriousness of the situation by his security aides.

“The president of the republic is responsible for protecting the people, and the question is not simply one of whether he ordered the killing of protesters, but to know why he did not intervene to stop the violence,” argued the chief prosecutor Mustafa. He continued with a query: “How could the president of the republic not be aware of the demonstrations that broke out on January 25 in 12 places in several governorates?”
Mubarak’s brutal interior minister Habib Al-Adly contradicted Mubarak when he told the prosecutors, according t o Mustafa that the “interior minister does not have the power to give orders to shoot, and that he cannot take such a decision without consulting with the political leadership…. The prosecution has confirmed that Mubarak, Adly and his aides assisted and incited” the assault and shooting deaths of protesters.
He concluded by telling the court that Mubarak and “The defendants before you in the cage are the actual instigators and are the ones who gave police officers the order to shoot.”
The trial will continue on Monday, January 9, 2012.

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