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Death Penalty Sought for Mubarak

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.

January 5, 2012 9:20 AM