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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was sentenced Saturday to life in prison for corruption and murder nearly 16 months after his ouster - an outcome that marked a first for deposed Arab dictators but still left many unsatisfied.
The chief prosecutor in the trial of ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak said Monday in his closing remarks that the former president should be given the death penalty for the killings of protesters in last year's uprising.
The judge presiding over the corruption and murder trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak stopped the live broadcast of the proceedings after lawyers jostled and fought each other in order to be seen on television.
Egypt's top security official on Sunday accused an al Qaeda-inspired group in the Gaza Strip of being behind the New Year's Day suicide bombing that killed 21 people outside a Coptic Christian church in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.
"This is not a case about the killing of one or ten or 20 civilians, but a case of an entire nation," he said.
Interior Minister Habib al-Adly said conclusive evidence showed the shadowy Army of Islam in the Palestinian territory was behind the planning and execution of the attack, which sparked three days of Christian rioting in Cairo and several other cities.