An anti-Mubarak protester shouts slogans in front of a poster depicting Mubarak with a noose in Cairo
An anti-Mubarak protester shouts slogans in front of a poster depicting Mubarak with a noose in Cairo

The trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has entered its last day with a verdict date due to be announced by the judge.

Mubarak, former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six political chiefs have been charged with complicity in the deaths of protesters during the uprising that led to the fall of the regime in 2011.

The prosecution has asked for the death penalty.

Throughout the trial Mubarak's defence team portrayed him as a committed leader who remained in his country and was brought to trial despite being ill. Images of the former leader being wheeled into court from his hospital sickbed were flashed around the world.

The prosecution team was criticised as weak, with a lack of hard evidence used against Mubarak.

Protesters have also complained that the 83 year-old former dictator is only in court for his role in the days leading up to him quitting and that previous abuses duiring his 30 years in power have not been taken into account.

Mubarak's lawyers said they would appeal if he was convicted.