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Wed Apr 16 09:19:28 SAST 2014

Mubarak's denial becomes popular ringtone in Egypt

Sapa-dpa | 04 August, 2011 12:58
Mubarak is seen in the courtroom for his trial at the Police Academy in Cairo in this still image taken from video
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is seen in the courtroom for his trial at the Police Academy in Cairo in this still image taken from video
Image by: REUTERS TV / Reuters

Hosni Mubarak's denial of all charges laid against him has been turned into a popular ring tone.

"I completely deny all these charges," the former Egyptian president said as he lay behind bars on a gurney in a makeshift court near Cairo on Wednesday.

The phrase gained instant popularity with Egyptians,the semi-official newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Thursday.

It added that Egyptians posted photos of Mubarak in the dock on their Facebook pages.

Mubarak's appearance in the court was his first since a popular revolt forced him to step down in February.

He is facing charges of ordering the killing of peaceful protesters during the revolt against his 30-year rule and of power abuse. His trial is to resume on 15 August.

 

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