Rabbi Ovadia Yosef 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef defended ousted Egyptian
president Hosni Mubarak in his weekly address, Army Radio reported
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The former leader was charged with the killing of protesters and abuse of power. His trial resumed three weeks ago after a delay of almost two months.
brought honor to Egypt," Ovadia said, adding that he prays god will
impart the judges with the wisdom to find him innocent.
Mubarak, his two sons, the former interior minister and senior police
officers face a range of charges including involvement in the deaths of
hundreds of protesters and corruption during his three decades in
Earlier this month, the prosecution in the case against Mubarak demanded
the death sentence for the former Egyptian president and other
"The prosecution demands the maximum penalty against Mubarak and the
rest of the accused which is death by hanging," Mustafa Khater, a member
of the prosecution team said during a court session.