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Mubarak taken into court room Photo: AFP
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Mubarak urges world leaders to save him from death penalty

Egyptian daily reports ousted president sent nine letters to Arab, Western states asking to mount pressure on Egyptian authorities to release his family members, not sentence him to death

Roi Kais
Published: 01.28.12, 18:06 / Israel News

Susan Mubarak, the wife of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sent nine personal letters dictated by her husband to a senior attorney, in order for him to deliver them to heads of states which had good relations with Mubarak, Ruz al-Yusuf Egyptian daily reported on Saturday.


In the letters, which were most likely addressed to the United States, France, Britain, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Lebanon, the ailing Mubarak pleaded with the leaders to mount pressure on Egyptian authorities to allow his two sons, Gamal and Alaa – who are also facing trial – and his wife to leave the country without being sent to jail.


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Mubarak also reportedly plead with American officials to dissuade Egyptian authorities from sentencing him to death, claiming that the current rulers of Egypt and his historic rivals – the Muslim Brotherhood – will not allow the court to acquit him.


זה ה שמתנגדי מובארק רוצים לעשות לו ולמשפחתו (צילום: MCT)

Dolls depicting execution of Mubarak family (Photo: MCT)


The former Egyptian president is standing trial for his alleged involvement in the deaths of civilians during the uprising against him at the beginning of 2011. Mubarak is accused of involvement in the deaths of 850 protesters as well as charges of corruption and abuse of his power as the executive.


Mubarak's sons are also standing trial for alleged involvement in the killing of protesters as well as corrupt activities. Some allegations of curroption have been made against Mubarak's wife, but she has not been put on trial as of yet.






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