Mubarak to be charged for corruption, protester deaths

(CNN) — Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will face trial before a criminal court for the killings of protesters and the waste of public money, the Egyptian general prosecutor’s office announced Tuesday.

Mubarak, who was forced from office in February, is being charged with consenting to a plan to kill protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 25, according to Adel Saeed, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office. Mubarak ordered police officers to use live ammunition while they fired into the crowd of protesters, Saeed said.

The former president could be executed if he is convicted of ordering the killing of protesters, Egyptian Justice Minister Mohamed Abdelaziz al-Juindy said earlier this month.

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Categories: Egypt, Human Rights

1 reply

  1. One would hope that every leader who violates human rights as outlined in the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights is tried sooner or later. Even if someone somehow escapes the worldly courts, there is no escaping the Divine court!

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