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Lawyers: Mubarak's trail would be fair

08-04-2011 08:27 BJT

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Both defense and prosecution lawyers say they are cautiously optimistic that the trial of Hosni Mubarak would be fair, after the 83-year-old former leader appeared in a courtroom in a hospital bed.

Prosecution lawyer Akmal Mohamed Ala said, "We see a glimpse of hope in the Egyptian judiciary after its contamination by the former president. There we have the Egyptian judiciary restoring its glory and restoring justice to its natural standards and the early signs of social justice and retribution. So we are, up to this point, happy with the procedures that have taken place in the trial."

Prosecution lawyer Akmal Mohamed Ala

Khaled Abdul Baset, lawyer for the defense, said, "The trial today, to a large degree, was orderly. There was coordination and we, the lawyers for the defense, were able, for the first time, to represent and register our presence and make demands, so now we are starting to feel like there may be a just trial."


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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