Egypt prosecutor seeks death penalty for Mubarak in closing remarks Andrea Bottorff at 11:13 AM ET
[JURIST] The chief prosecutor in the case against former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak [Al Jazeera profile; JURIST news archive] in his closing remarks on Monday again asked the presiding judge, Ahmed Refaat, to give the death penalty [JURIST report] to Mubarak, former interior minister Habib El Adly and four of his aides accused of ordering the killing of anti-government protesters [JURIST news archive] last year. Mustapha Suleiman, the head of the five-person prosecution team, said that Mubarak was responsible for the killings [CNN report] because he was president at the time and failed to use his power to protect the Egyptian people. The prosecution began presenting its case [JURIST report] against Mubarak last month. Mubarak faces charges of complicity by ordering the killings of at least 840 protesters [JURIST report] early last year during the Egyptian revolution [JURIST news archive] that led to Mubarak stepping down from office [JURIST report]. The defense is scheduled to give closing remarks on Wednesday, after which Refaat will set the date [JURIST report] to announce his verdict.
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