The prosecutor in the Hosni Mubarak trial has demanded the death penalty for the ousted Egyptian leader on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising against his rule.

Mustafa Khater, one of a five-member prosecution team, also asked the judge in Thursday’s hearing for the death sentence for Mr. Mubarak’s security chief and six top police commanders being tried in the same case.

“Retribution is the solution. Any fair judge must issue a death sentence for these defendants,” said Mr. Khater on the third and final day of the prosecution’s opening statement.

Mr. Mubarak’s two sons, one-time heir apparent Gamal and Alaa, face corruption charges in the same trial along with their father and a close family friend who is a fugitive.

An 18-day uprising forced Mr. Mubarak, 83, to step down on February 11, 2011 after nearly 30-year rule. The military, led by a general who served as Defence Minister under Mr. Mubarak for 20 years, replaced him in power.

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