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Mubarak: Moscow calls the court to be lenient

Moscow is concerned the application of death penalty by hanging made ​​by the Attorney General of Egypt to former President Hosni Mubarak in the country, announced the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs  on Saturday.

“The court hearings are still ongoing in Cairo, but this kind of information raises a serious concern in Moscow. We realize of course that he is the internal affairs of Egypt, a friendly country to Russia, while however, hoping that the final decision will be constructed to the highest standards of international law, “reads the statement.

Moscow Cairo asked to consider the fact that this is an old man and very ill.

“Moreover, in February, he (Mubarak) has waived the power, which has prevented additional victims among innocent civilians,” the ministry said.

The Attorney General of Egypt has requested the death penalty Thursday for the former country’s president Hosni Mubarak, his Interior Minister Habib el-Adli and six senior security officials.

Hosni Mubarak and former leaders of the Ministry of Interior are accused of involvement in the killing of protesters during the uprising in January-February 2011. Driven by the street, the former spokes left office February 11, 2011.

At the age of 83 years, Mubarak has been in custody in a military hospital on the outskirts of Cairo. He again appeared lying on a stretcher on Thursday.

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