1. EGYPT

    Death Penalty Sought for Mubarak

    Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled on a stetcher into the courtroom in Cairo on January 3, 2012, for the continuatino of his trial. Egyptian prosecutors portrayed Mubarak as a "tyrannical leader", as they made their opening arguments in his murder trial.
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    Egyptian prosecutors are seeking a punishment of death by hanging for former president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and some of his former aides. They are on trial for ordering the shooting deaths of protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square last February, and prosecutors have spent the past three days arguing the case against the former president and his top aides. The trial has been adjourned until Monday, when civil-rights lawyers will prepare their case against the defendants.

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