News ID: 331038
Publish Date: 08 January 2012 - 08:21
Navideshahed: The chief prosecutor in the trial of Hosni Mubarak says the ousted Egyptian ruler is “politically and legally”? responsible for the murder of protesters during the revolution that overthrew his authoritarian regime last year.

Mustafa Suleiman also told the court on Thursday that Mubarak took no measure to stop the killings during the 18-day uprising, and that he was aware of them following meetings with members of his inner circle.

He said Habib al-Adly, former Egyptian interior minister, sanctioned the use of live ammunition against anti-regime demonstrators on Mubarak's orders.

“He (Mubarak) can never, as the top official, claim that he did not know what was going on,”? Suleiman told the court.

The chief prosecutor added, “He is responsible for what happened and must bear the legal and political responsibility for what happened.”?

Mubarak and al-Adly could face the death penalty if they are found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters. The same charge is brought against six other police commanders.

Alaa and Gamal, Mubarak's two sons, are also charged with corruption in the same case.

Mubarak is the first Arab leader to stand trial in person since popular uprisings began in the Arab world.

According to the Amnesty International, nearly 850 protesters were killed during the historic revolution in Egypt.

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Source: PressTV

Mustafa Suleiman also told the court on Thursday that Mubarak took no measure to stop the killings during the 18-day uprising, and that he was aware of them following meetings with members of his inner circle. He said Habib al-Adly, former Egyptian interior minister, sanctioned the use of live ammunition against anti-regime demonstrators on Mubarak's orders. “He (Mubarak) can never, as the top official, claim that he did not know what was going on,”? Suleiman told the court. The chief prosecutor added, “He is responsible for what happened and must bear the legal and political responsibility for what happened.”? Mubarak and al-Adly could face the death penalty if they are found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters. The same charge is brought against six other police commanders. Alaa and Gamal, Mubarak's two sons, are also charged with corruption in the same case. Mubarak is the first Arab leader to stand trial in person since popular uprisings began in the Arab world. According to the Amnesty International, nearly 850 protesters were killed during the historic revolution in Egypt. The End Source: PressTV
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