Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Video: Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak begins trial

The toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak arrives in court in Cairo on a stretcher, charged with the unlawful killing of pro-democracy protesters in the uprising against him earlier this year.

He is also accused of profiteering by abusing his position of power and exporting gas to Israel for prices lower than international market rates. Sentences for these charges range from five years in prison to the death penalty.

Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal also appeared in court. They are charged with profiteering by abusing their father's power. This charge carries a potential sentence of between five and 15 years in prison, Wednesday 3 August 2011

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