Egypt prosecutor refers Mubarak to criminal court

By REUTERS
May 24, 2011 18:50

CAIRO - Hosni Mubarak was ordered on Tuesday to stand trial for the killing of protesters and could face the death penalty, scotching speculation the former leader may be spared public humiliation by Egypt's military rulers.

Mubarak, ousted on Feb. 11 after mass demonstrations demanding he end his 30 years in power, has been questioned for his role in a crackdown that led to the killing of more than 800 demonstrators and has been probed over corruption.


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