mubaraks trial suspended.jpgProsecutors at the trial of former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak have demanded he be given the death penalty.

Mr Mubarak is being tried in Cairo on allegations of ordering the killing of protesters during unrests which led to his overthrow in February.

However, it is reported that the head of the ruling military council and former Defence Minister, Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, told a closed-door session in September that Mr Mubarak had never given orders to shoot protesters.

Whether Mr Mubarak will be executed or even convicted is another question following complaints of lack of co-operation from the interior ministry in producing evidence.

The case has also weakened after a key witness changed his testimony.

The demand for a death penalty is also applying to former Interior Minister, Habib el-Adly and six other former security chiefs.

Mr Mubarak’s two sons, one-time heir apparent, Gamal and Alaa, face corruption charges in the same trial.

The trial has now been adjourned to 9 January.