Considering the circumstances, I would tell Egyptians: “be careful what you ask for“.
Many Egyptians never believed it possible. On Wednesday, ex-President Hosni Mubarak went on trial at the Cairo Police Academy which once bore his name. In the opening session, the former ruler pleaded “not guilty.”
Mubarak denied charges of murder and corruption which could carry the death penalty.
“All these charges, I deny them completely,” Mubarak said from his stretcher in the court room, contesting charges of fraud and of the premeditated murder of anti-regime protesters who toppled his regime.
As the session came to an end, the presiding judge adjourned the court until August 15. Judge Ahmed Rafaat ruled that Mubarak and his sons would be required to attend the next session.
In the meantime, the former strongman must be held in a hospital on the outskirts of Cairo where he could receive full medical treatment.
- Sickly Mubarak and his sons caged for trial in Cairo – former President faces hanging (www.thegatewaypundit.com) – Post’s photo taken from here-.
- Egypt’s Mubarak pleads not guilty to all charges (news.nationalpost.com)
- Egypt’s Mubaraks trial adjourns to August 15 as nation watches – Bikya Masr (news.google.com)
- Mubarak co-defendants back in court (cbc.ca)
- Mubarak faces justice from his bed (mirror.co.uk)
- Trial of Mubarak’s security chief resumes in Cairo (ctv.ca)