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Prosecutor calls for Mubarak to be hanged

Prosecutor calls for Mubarak to be hanged
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Hosni Mubarak should be sentenced to death.

That’s the view of the chief prosecutor in the former Egyptian leader’s trial on charges of ordering the killing of anti-government protesters.

More than 800 hundred people were killed during an uprising that forced the 83-year-old from power in February.

Mubarak and his two sons, Gamal and Alaa, also face corruption charges, which carry a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in jail.

Six senior police officials and former interior minister Habib al-Adly are also in the dock amid accusations of involvement in the killing of demonstrators.

Prosecution lawyers also want those other defendants to receive the maximum sentence of death by hanging.

Egypt’s military took power when Mubarak resigned down but its generals have vowed to step aside by the end of June.

The country has been hit by more protests in recent months as activists demand a faster transfer to civilian rule, fearing the army is merely trying to buy time to consolidate its own power.