Mubarak Prosecutor: Egyptian Violence Not Due to Israel or Iran (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By David Lev 02/20/12)
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Egypt´s General Prosecutor said Monday that he had been unable to
prove that any foreign power or organization had been involved in the
violence against Egyptians during the uprising against President
Hosni Mubarak last year. The prosecutor, Mustafa Suleiman, made the
statement during closing arguments in the trial of Mubarak Monday.
Mubarak is on trial for corruption, and for ordering the army to open
fire on protesters during the uprising against him last year in
Cairo´s Tahrir Square and other locations throughout the country.
Suleiman has contended throughout the trial that Mubarak ordered
soldiers to shoot to kill. As a result, he and five other defendants,
high ranking members of the foreign government, deserve the most
serious punishment the law could mete out, including the death
penalty, if need be.
One of Mubarak´s lines of defense has been that the violence was
incited by “foreign agents” who wanted to make him look bad, but
Suleiman said that no evidence had been uncovered to implicate any
outside intervention, not on the part of Israel, Iran, Hizbullah or
Hamas. The responsibility for the violence rested solely on the
shoulders of Mubarak and his administration.
Suleiman also accused Mubarak´s attorneys of trying to destroy
incriminating evidence during the trial.
Mubarak´s attorneys are expected to begin presenting their final
arguments later this week. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 02/20/12)
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