Mubarak faces trial on charges of corruption and murder
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has denied all charges of murder and corruption for which he will go on trial in August, according to the transcript of his investigation. © Khaled Desouki - AFP/File
Mubarak faces trial on charges of corruption and murder
AFP
Last updated: July 15, 2011

Mubarak denies all charges against him

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has denied all charges of murder and corruption for which he will go on trial in August, according to the transcript of his investigation published on Thursday.

Mubarak, who was toppled by an uprising in February, is currently in custody in a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where he was taken after reportedly suffering a heart attack during questioning.

The former president denied accusations that he was involved in corruption and ordered the killing of protesters during the revolt that began on January 25 and left 846 people dead and more than 6,000 injured.

"These accusations are not true at all. I would never participate in the killing of Egyptian citizens and would never seize state money and I have never acquired anything illegally," Mubarak told investigators, according to a transcript published by the independent daily Al-Dustur.

"I gave orders to deal with the protesters without violence, peacefully, without the use of weapons, or bullets or even carrying weapons during the protests," Mubarak reportedly said.

He said the reports he received from aides did not provide accurate information, but his former spy chief, Omar Suleiman, said in May that the former president knew everything.

"Mubarak had complete knowledge of every bullet fired at protesters, and the number of those killed or wounded," Suleiman is reported to have told prosecutors.

Mubarak faces trial, along with his two sons Alaa and Gamal, on charges of corruption and murder.

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