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Prosecution Demands Death Penalty for Egypt’s Mubarak

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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The top prosecutor in the trial of Hosni Mubarak has demanded the death penalty for the former Egyptian president and his two sons. Mustafa Suleiman made the demand during a court session Thursday in Cairo. Mr. Mubarak is charged with corruption and involvement in the deaths of hundreds of anti-government protesters during last year’s uprising […]

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Egypt’s Military Ruler Postpones Testimony in Mubarak Trial

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s military ruler has postponed his testimony at the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, saying he is busy with a national security situation. Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi was due to testify behind closed doors on Sunday. Reports and judicial sources say his testimony is now scheduled for September 24, after he sent a […]

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Egyptian Officer Says Police Used Weapons to Kill Protesters

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian security officer has testified that police and security forces used their weapons to wound and kill protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. The state-run MENA news agency says Interior Ministry officer Isam Husni Abbas made the comments on Thursday during the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak. He told the court many people were […]

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Mubarak in Court After Top Officials Summoned

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was in court again Thursday, a day after an Egyptian judge summoned the head of the ruling military council and several other high-ranking officials to testify next week. Activists and relatives of victims Thursday reacted positively to news that Judge Ahmed Refaat had ordered Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi to […]

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Mubarak: Egypt’s Controversial Former Leader

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak — on trial for ordering the killing of protesters during the revolution that deposed him — was credited by some with keeping Egypt stable during his 30-year rule. Others say that stability came at too high a price. The 83-year-old former air force commander attained the presidency in 1981 after […]

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Mubarak Trial to Open in Cairo Aug. 3

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak’s trial on charges of corruption and ordering police to kill anti-government protesters will begin next week in Cairo’s Convention Center, ending weeks of speculation over the venue. Egypt’s deputy justice minister said Thursday the trial for Mr. Mubarak, his two sons, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and six of his […]

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Mubarak Trial to be Held in Cairo

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak will face trial next week in Cairo. Questions over Mr. Mubarak’s health had led to speculation the trial would be postponed or take place in the resort city of Sharm el Sheik, where he is being treated. But state media quote Egypt’s deputy justice minister as saying the trial will begin […]

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Medical Officials: Mubarak Weak and Refusing to Eat

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian medical officials say the country’s deposed president, Hosni Mubarak, is weak and is refusing solid food – increasing speculation that he will not stand trial next week for his alleged role in the killing of anti-government protesters. Mr. Mubarak’s chief doctor, Assem Azzam, said Tuesday the former president suffers from severe depression. He also […]

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Medical Officials: Mubarak Weak and Refusing to Eat

Posted July 26th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian medical officials say the country’s deposed president, Hosni Mubarak, is weak and is refusing solid food – increasing speculation that he will not stand trial next week for his alleged role in the killing of anti-government protesters. Mr. Mubarak’s chief doctor, Assem Azzam, says the former president suffers from severe depression. He also says […]

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Egyptian Media: Mubarak Denies Ordering Police to Fire on Protesters

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Egyptian media say former President Hosni Mubarak has told prosecutors that he did not order security forces to open fire on protesters during the 18-day uprising that forced him to resign in February. Transcripts of prosecutors questioning Mr. Mubarak were published in two Egyptian newspapers Thursday. The Associated Press says Egyptian judicial officials confirmed the […]

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