BY Adanna Uwazurike, 12:00am August 15, 2011,

Mubarak’s Trial Will Not be Televised

Mubarak's Trial Will Not be TelevisedFormer President Hosni Mubarak returned to court Monday for the second session of his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in killing protesters during the mass uprising that ousted him from power.

The ailing, 83-year old Mubarak arrived in a helicopter from a Cairo hospital where he has been held since his first court appearance on Aug. 3 at a police academy that once been named after him. He was then wheeled into the metal defendants' cage on a bed with his two sons, Gamal and Alaa, by his side. The sons are facing only corruption charges.

However, the presiding judge in the trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has decided to stop live TV broadcasts of the upcoming proceedings. Judge Ahmed Rifaat also adjourned the trial until Sept. 5.

The start of the trial was a relief for many protesters. But many are still wary that it may come at the expense of other changes the protest movement is pushing for. Many protesters are mistrustful of the ruling generals and wonder if they are really willing to weed out former regime officials or introduce drastic political reforms.

Last Edited by: Updated: June 19, 2018


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