Assad doesn't fear Mubarak, Gaddafi's fate
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he does not fear that he might share the fate of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, killed after capture, or Hosni Mubarak, the toppled Egyptian president sentenced to life imprisonment.
In an interview with Germany's ARD network aired on Sunday, Assad said:
"Describing what happened to Al Gaddafi, this is savage, this is crime. Whatever he did, whatever he was, nobody in the world can accept what happened, to kill somebody like this."
"What happened to Mubarak is different. It's a trial," the 46-year-old said.
"But to be scared, you have to compare. Do we have something in common? It's a completely different situation ... You cannot compare. You cannot feel scared - maybe feel sorry or a pity whatever."