Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Mubarak on Trial

Let's pause to appreciate the moment:
"Nearly six months after he was forced from power, ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into the cage of a Cairo courtroom Wednesday to be tried for allegedly ordering the killing of protesters this year.

"The former autocrat’s appearance before a judge gripped millions of Egyptians, who are awestruck by the reversal of fortune of a man who for three decades ruled the Arab world’s most populous nation with an iron fist.

"After the chief prosecutor read the charges, presiding Judge Ahmed Refaat asked Mubarak, who was lying on a gurney and looking sickly, to enter a plea.

"'I deny all these charges and accusations categorically,' Mubarak said...

"Mubarak could be sentenced to death if convicted in the slaying of demonstrators. He also faces graft charges."



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