CAIRO — An Egyptian judge Wednesday set June 2 as the date for the verdict and sentencing in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak.
The prosecution is asking for the death penalty, usually carried out by hanging in Egypt.
More than 800 people were killed during the uprisings, many of them demonstrators shot dead by security forces.
Judge Ahmed Rifat said Wednesday that the final hearing, in which Mr. Mubarak will receive his verdict and sentence, will be live on TV. Most media have been barred from the majority of the hearings in the seven-month trial.
Court extends detention of Iranian bomb suspect
BANGKOK — A Thai court Wednesday allowed police to continue to detain one of five Iranian suspects in an alleged terror plot that was exposed by an accidental blast in a residential Bangkok neighborhood.
Police Maj. Gen. Piya Uthayo said Mohammad Kharzei, 42, will be held at a Bangkok prison for at least 12 more days. He was arrested on charges of being an accomplice to possession of unlawful explosives and causing explosions that damaged property and harmed other people.
Three men identified as Iranians fled the house where the blast occurred Feb. 14. Police found bombs in the house, and Thai officials have said Israeli diplomats may have been targeted.
There is speculation the suspects planned attacks as part of a covert battle being waged over Iran’s alleged quest to develop nuclear weapons.
Couple held on charges of spying for Russia
TALLINN — Estonian prosecutors said Wednesday that a longtime security official and his wife have been detained on suspicion of passing classified information and state secrets to Russia, a case likely to add to long-standing tensions between the two countries.
Prosecutors said Aleksei Dressen - a staffer at the Estonian Security Police - and his wife, Viktoria Dressen, were arrested at Tallinn Airport as she was boarding a flight to Moscow.View Entire Story
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