Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mubarak trial begins in Egyptian capital

Source: Press TV

At a historic trial in the Arab world, ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is standing in the dock after the former ruler and his sons entered the purposely-built cage in a Cairo court.

The trial of the overthrown dictator started on Wednesday, months after a revolution in Egypt, which ended Mubarak's decades-long rule, AFP reported.

Shortly after being flown to the Almaza military airport in Cairo, Mubarak arrived at the Police Academy in a Cairo suburb where he and his two sons will stand trial on charges of corruption and ordering the killing of anti-government protesters in Egypt.

Mubarak was brought into the Cairo courtroom on a stretcher for the opening of his murder trial in the capital as his two sons stood by his side.

It was Mubarak's first public appearance since he was ousted by a revolution on February 11.

Mubarak's trial is taking place under tight security as nearly 3,000 riot police and security forces are ringing the courthouse.

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