CAIRO, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Members of Egypt's Parliament called for the public execution of deposed President Hosni Mubarak at their second session Tuesday, officials said.
Mubarak, along with his two sons, former Interior Minister Habib el-Adii and six top aides will stand trial together Thursday on charges of killing peaceful demonstrators during the 2011 uprising. Bikyamasr.com reported several members of Parliament called for Mubarak's public execution.
Abdel Latif al-Menawy, former head of the news department in the Egyptian Radio and Television Union, said in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Monday that Mubarak was detached from the events of the uprising. He said instead, Mubarak's son, Gamal, was completely in charge. Egypt Independent reported al-Menawy advised Mubarak during his last days as president.
"At that time, I believed Mubarak only needed sympathy, and so I suggested that he deliver an emotional speech, in which I included a reference to his participation in the 1973 war against Israel and an emphasis that he was not seeking re-election," al-Menawy told the CBC.
Al-Menawy's forthcoming book, "Tahrir: The Last 18 Days of Mubarak" will allegedly reveal a number of behind-the-scenes events leading up to Mubarak's ouster.