August 3, 2011 by staff
Hosni Mubarak, A prosecutor on Wednesday detailed the charges against the leader expelled from Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, accusing him of complicity in the killing of demonstrators during the uprising against his government and corruption in the acceptance of gifts to facilitate a land deal.
Mubarak denied the charges, as well as their sons, Gamal and Alaa, who were also accused of corruption charges.
Under the top job, read by chief prosecutor Mustafa Suleiman, Mubarak was accused of conspiring with his security chief, former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly, to commit premeditated murder and attempted murder of protesters. Repression of 18-day wave of protest against the regime killed 850 protesters, before Mubarak was forced to resign on February 11.
The charge carries a possible death sentence.
Mubarak said Suleiman urged members of the security forces to fire on peaceful demonstrators and run with more police cars with the intent to kill, and “let (el-Adly) to use live ammunition.”
Mubarak said “according to the continuation of attacks against them (the protesters), without intervening.” The goal, Suleiman accused went to kill some of the protesters that “the rest are forced to disperse and abandon their demands that can protect your work and continue to rule.”
Among those killed were minors, prosecutors said.
Corruption in office, Mubarak and his sons are accused of taking five villas and a value of nearly 7 million in Sharm el-Sheikh Hussein Salem prominent businessman, a family friend.
In return, Mubarak used his influence with the governor of South Sinai; Sharm el-Sheikh that is to ensure Salem could buy prime real estate in the city at a very low price to build a resort, according to charges. Salem is one of the defendants with Mubarak, but is being tried in absentia. He is currently under arrest in Spain for money laundering.
Mubarak faces another charge of corruption for allegedly conspiring with its oil minister and Salem in a deal to export natural gas to Israel.
The gas, said Suleiman, was sold to Israel at prices below world levels, costing the Egyptian treasury and 714 million in lost revenue. The export contract was awarded without competitive bidding to Salem, the prosecutor said, and stood to gain something, and 2 million dollars.
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