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  Sivan 17, 5772 , 07/06/12

Tahrir Square People's Court for Mubarak Friday

The Egyptian Lawyers' Association plans on holding a "peoples' court" for deposed president Hosni Mubarak, Friday in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The trial will be held in coordination with a number of political movements, including the "Free Front to Change the Quiet", the "Revolutionary Forces Union" and the "National Center for Popular Committees".

Deputy Chairman Muhammad Al-Damati of the Lawyers Association will head a three-judge panel. He said the trial will cover allegations against Mubarak and senior officials during his administration, with an emphasis on the January 2011 revolution that resulted in Mubarak's ouster. The cancer-striken former president was recently sentenced to life in prison for the death of demonstrators and corruption charges. Many people feel Mubarak should be given the death penalty.

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