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Mubarak pleads innocent to murder charges

08-04-2011 08:24 BJT

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Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak has pleaded innocent to charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters who toppled his government.

During Wednesday's historic trial, Mubarak lay in a cage on a hospital bed, a sheet pulled up to his chest. He has denied the accusations against him.

Judge: "You have heard the charges brought to you by the public Prosecution. What do you say?"

Mubarak: "I deny all these accusations completely."

The spectacle, aired live on state television, was the biggest humiliation for Egypt's former president since his ousting nearly six months ago after 18 days of unrest.

The trial of Egypt's former President, Hosni Mubarak, has started in Cairo.

It was the first time Egyptians have seen Mubarak since February the 10th, when he gave a defiant TV address refusing to resign.

Mubarak is charged with being an accomplice along with his then-interior minister in the intentional and premeditated murder of peaceful protesters.

He and his sons are also accused of receiving gifts from a prominent businessman in return for guaranteeing him a lowered price in a land deal with the state.

The judge trying Mubarak says the court will reconvene to hear the case of the former president on August 15th.

He adds Mubarak will be moved from a hospital on the Red Sea to one near Cairo.

Mubarak has been hospitalized in Sharm el-Sheikh since April when he was
first questioned.
 

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Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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