Hosni Mubarak: Egypt Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty

(Libra Bunda) BBC: Prosecutors at the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak have demanded he be given the death penalty. Mr Mubarak is being tried in Cairo on charges of ordering the killing of protesters during unrest which led to his overthrow in February. "The law foresees the death penalty for premeditated murder," prosecutor Mustafa Khater said, AFP reports.The demand also applies for former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly and six other former security chiefs. Mr Mubarak's two sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and Alaa, face corruption charges in the same trial."How could the president of the republic not be aware of the demonstrations that broke out on January 25th?", chief prosecutor Mustafa Suleiman asked, according to AFP. Mr Suleiman went on to argue that the then interior minister Habib el-Adly, who is also on trial, could "not have given the order to fire on demonstrators without having been instructed to do so by Mubarak." »
It would be a poor precedent to execute Muburak. One, other dictators around the world would be less inclined to step down if they find out they will forever be accountable for their repressive and bloody actions. Two, Muburak as a former head of state (whether you liked the state or not was in a civil war against his own people. He did not attack another country at the time of his accusations and go after civilians). It would set a precedent of the death penalty for any country that had it's leadership lose a civil war... even if the winning side was more bloody... but the world will read my blog and see I am a Jewish Zionist writing here and to the world Muburak must be punished for compromising with Jews (even though Mohammad did as well, but it isn't my logic)

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