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May 1, 2011 11:54 am

Egyptian Minister: Mubarak May Face Execution

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YnetFormer Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could face execution or life imprisonment if he is convicted of the charges of corruption, complicity to murder, and embezzlement of public funds, Cairo’s al-Ahram weekly reported

Egypt’s Justice Minister Mohammed al-Gindi told the publication that Mubarak could face the death penalty if he was found guilty of ordering the shooting of demonstrators during the uprisings that brought him down.

An official Egyptian Prosecution statement said that Mubarak has been questioned on two serious charges: ordering the killing of pro-democracy protesters in Tahrir Square and elsewhere in the country, and orchestrating the sale of Egypt’s natural gas to Israel, at very cheap prices.

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