Laila Elwi demands mercy for Husni Mubarak
Egyptian actress Laila Elwi has expressed her sentiments to oust Egyptian President Husni Mubarak, who is said to be very ill, and opposed having put on trial for corruption and crimes against Egyptian citizens. Laila said that despite the fact that she strongly believes Mubarak is guilty of corruption during his reign; she is against calls to have him put on trial due to his health condition and old age.
According to the internet website MBC.net, Laila said that Islam is a forgiving and merciful religion and people should treat Mubarak accordingly.
Laila denied her silence in the recent months as fear of being blacklisted by people and boycotted for supporting Mubarak and his former government. Laila revealed that she went through difficult times during the January 25 Revolution that overthrew the government of Mubarak that led to insecurity in the streets of Egypt.