Mubarak to face three separate charges and possible death sentence

According to his criminal court summons, deposed president Hosni Mubarak is to face three separate charges during his trial, which is set to start on Wednesday.

He stands accused of killing demonstrators during the uprising that forced him from power, profiteering by abusing his position of power, and exporting gas to Israel for prices lower than international market rates.

If Mubarak is convicted, he will face sentences ranging from five years imprisonment to the death penalty.

His sons Alaa and Gamal are only charged with profiteering by abusing their father’s power, charges that carry potential sentences of between five and 15 years in prison.

Fugitive business tycoon Hussein Salem is charged with giving the other defendants presents in return for certain favors, which the law also punishes by five to 15 years in prison.

Former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and his aides are charged with killing demonstrators during the revolution, which the law punishes by 15 years in prison or the death penalty.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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