The ex-president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak and his sons will be judged for deliberate murder of demonstrators during mass excitements in the beginning of this year. On the order of the general public prosecutor of the country, their cases are transferred to criminal court of Cairo.
Judge Ahmed Mekky, the deputy head of Egypt’s appeal court, told Reuters the prosecution could request the death penalty.
“If those crimes were proven on the former president he could face the penalty the law has for such crimes, which includes the death penalty,” he said.
Mubarak’s two sons Alaa and Gamal, who many had believed was being groomed for office, were also referred to the criminal court on the same charges, the prosecutor said in a statement.
Now the former president of Egypt is already more than month in hospital of the Sharm-el-sheikh where he has been hospitalized with heart attack after the next interrogation. Fears of physicians are caused also by a state of health of his wife Sjuzanny. In the middle of May of current year he delivered in the same hospital with similar symptoms. Now to Hosni Mubarak 83 years, his wife — 70 years.
In January, 2011 in Egypt the mass antigovernmental performances accompanied by disorders and collisions with police. After three weeks of protests and army non-interference on February, 11th Hosni Mubarak has been compelled to resign of the head of the state. The high council of armed forces of the country which has temporarily headed the state, suspended the constitution and dismissed parliament and confirmed structure of a transition government of Ahmed Shafika. The committee created by army on constitution change led by Tarek el-Bishri, it has started working out of amendments in the organic law which should be taken out on a national referendum.