Bed-ridden, caged, Egypt's Mubarak goes on trial

Mubarak trial

An ailing, 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak, lying ashen-faced on a hospital bed within a metal defendants cage with his two sons position protectively beside him in white prison uniforms, denied charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters at the create of his historic trial on Wednesday.

The spectacle, aired live on state television, was a dramatic moment for Egyptians. Many savored the humiliation of the man who lined with unquestionable power for 29 years, during which opponents were tortured, corruption was rife, poverty reach and political life was stifled.

After widespread skepticism that Egypt's military ruler would permit one of their own — a former head of the air force — to be prosecuted in front of the world, the scene go a long way to satisfy one of the key demands that has combined protesters since Feb. 11, when Mubarak fell following an 18-day uprising.

Full Story 

useful links: transport rankings

No comments:

Post a Comment