BREAKING: Mubarak and Sons to be Tried For Deaths of Protesters

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his sons, Gamal and Alaa, are to be tried in a criminal court over the alleged shooting of protesters during the Egyptian revolution earlier this year, Al-Jazeera reports. Mubarak and his sons could face the death penalty if convicted of the most serious charges against them, says the New York Times.

Since April, Mubarak has been detained at a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. He and his wife, Suzanne Mubarak, also face charges of illegally acquiring wealth during his 30 years in power. Their sons are being held at Tora prison in Cairo and also face charges of fraud.

The BBC reports that

The three men have been charged with “premeditated murder of some participants in the peaceful protests of the 25 January revolution,” the country’s state news agency reported the prosecutor general as saying.

The charges come after renewed calls for protests on Friday to demand the trial of the Mubarak family as well as the lifting of emergency law.

Former interior minister Habib el-Adly has been sentenced to twelve years for corruption and still faces a trial for ordering protesters to be shot at. More than 20 former officials of Mubarak’s regime and businessmen tied to his rule also face charges and have been detained.

More than 800 people died in the protests that swept Egypt starting in January, following protests in Tunisia that led to the ouster of President Zine Al Abidine Ben-Ali.

 

Previous Care2 Coverage

Egyptian Policeman Sentenced to Death; Protesters Still Being Detained & Tortured

Reports That Mubarak Will Seek Amnesty Spark Outcry, Calls for Return to Tahrir

Mubarak’s Wife Detained, Reportedly Suffers Heart Attack (VIDEO)

 

Photo with poster calling for Mubarak to be prosecuted by Gigi Ibrahim.

12 comments

Judith Corrigan
Judith Corrigan6 years ago

This should be a wake up call to all those who abuse their power and try to supress the will of the people.

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Bracha Katz6 years ago

It would be nice to see despots brought to justice.

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Parvez Z.
Parvez Zuberi6 years ago

Please do not forget Bush and his cronies for war crime stand for justice and they should be punished for their crimes

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Juliet D.
judith sanders6 years ago

What about trials for the unwarranted arrest and torture of political opponents?

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Eug F.
Eug F.6 years ago

Really?? So we've killed Sadam and his sons, killed son and grandchildren of Gaddaffi but the people responsible for the killing of at least a million Iraqis (thru war and embargos), countless Afghanis, Palesstinians and Pakastanis, like Bush and Cheney and Blair and Rumsfled are still free? Sounds kind of ass backwards to me.

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Wayne M.
Wayne M6 years ago

Any political or national leader who abuses office should be required to face justice. This includes any act of corruption, human rights violation and crimes of war. Right now, I believe Canada and the United States can learn from this and send former Prime Ministers Mulroney and Chretien and former President Bush the younger to trial for actions they took in office.
And... oh yes... Great Britain can also send Tony Blair to trial.

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James Turkali
James Turkali6 years ago

Thank you brave people of Egypt. Now is the time to put the dictators of BAHRAIN (Persian Gulf), for their crimes against the unarmed peaceful oppressed citizen of Bahrain. The criminals are: King hamad bin isa al-khalifa (al-khara)
P.M. khalifa bin salman al-khalifa (al-khara)
H.A. salman bin hamad al-khalifa (al-khara)
Those 3 must go on trial along with their mercenaries & thugs just like Hosni Mubarak & his family.

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caterina caligiuri

VERY...VERY...VERY GOOOOOOOOD... !!!!!.....!!!!!.... *cat

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Brenda Towers
Brenda Towers6 years ago

The wages of sin.

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Brittany Dudas
Brittany D6 years ago

Good.

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