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Egypt prosecutor requests death penalty for Mubarak

Egypt prosecutor requests death penalty for Mubarak
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The prosecutor in the trial of Hosni Mubarak on Thursday called for the former Egyptian president to face the death penalty.

Chief prosecutor Mustafa Khater argued Mubarak should be hanged, accusing him of ordering the killing of anti-government protesters.

“Retribution is the solution. Any fair judge must issue a death sentence for these defendants,” said Khater on the third and final day of the prosecution’s opening statement.

The same sentence is also being sought for Egypt’s former interior minister and four other aides.

More than 800 people died in protests against Mubarak’s near three decade rule during an 18-day revolt that eventually forced him from power in February.

The hearing resumes on Monday, when lawyers will present their case against the defendants.

Two of Mubarak’s sons are also on trial on corruption charges – charges that they both deny.