Prosecutor seeks death for Egypt's Mubarak

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Posted: Jan 05, 2012 9:00 AM
Prosecutor seeks death for Egypt's Mubarak

CAIRO (Reuters) - The prosecution in the case against Hosni Mubarak on Thursday demanded the death sentence for the former Egyptian president and other defendants including his two sons and the former interior minister.

Mubarak is facing charges of ordering the killing of protesters during the demonstrations which swept him from power last February. The judge adjourned the trial until January 9.

"The prosecution demands the maximum penalty against Mubarak and the rest of the accused which is death by hanging," Mustafa Khater, a member of the prosecution team during a court session.

(Writing by Tom Perry/Yasmine Saleh)