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Egyptian TV airs ex-minister's trial after pressure from protesters

Arab World Materials 18 July 2011 16:44
State television in Egypt on Monday broadcast live the trial of a minister who served under ousted president Hosny Mubarak, after intense pressure from protesters.
Egyptian TV airs ex-minister's trial after pressure from protesters

State television in Egypt on Monday broadcast live the trial of a minister who served under ousted president Hosny Mubarak, after intense pressure from protesters, DPA reported.

Former information minister Anas al-Feqi was shown inside a courtroom on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital Cairo denying charges he was involved in squandering 1.8 million dollars in public money.

The live transmission was the first after Egyptians staged massive protests across the nation, demanding the military rulers prosecute Mubarak and former government officials in swift and public trials.

Mubarak was toppled in a popular revolt in February, in which an estimated 850 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured.

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