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Source:                          NBC Nightly News                             Resource Type:                       Video News Report
Creator:                         Brian Williams/Martin                        Copyright:                           NBCUniversal Media,
                                 Fletcher                                                                          LLC.
Event Date:                      08/03/2011                                   Copyright Date:                      2011
Air/Publish Date:                08/03/2011                                   Clip Length                          00:02:33

The trial for the ailing 83 year old former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak began in Cairo on charges of
corruption and ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that ousted him.

Hosni Mubarak, President, Cairo, Egypt, Dictator, Ruler, Revolution, Arab Spring, Justice, Charges,
Demonstrations, Demonstrators, Protests, Protesters, Corruption, Conspiracy, Court, Trial, Accusation,
Syria, Libya


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Trial of Hosni Mubarak Begins in Cairo Court
Now overseas, to what is by any measure a breathtaking fall from power. Hosni Mubarak was Egypt's
longest-serving ruler, 30 years, until he was toppled in the people's revolution in February. It was just this
past February 1st when we arrived in Cairo to cover what was at first a joy-fueled protest, the start of
Arab Spring. Then it turned violent. It ended up, though, turning Mubarak out of office, into exile in his
own country. Well, today he was wheeled into a courtroom in Cairo to face justice, accused of conspiring
to kill his own people; and from the start, he was defiant. NBC's Martin Fletcher has our report.
It is so hard to imagine Hosni Mubarak on trial, but outside the court this morning, Egyptians began
hurling stones in anger, assuming the military wouldn't bring him. But the helicopter flew in from his
hospital, and an ambulance, and then this shocking historic image: Hosni Mubarak, 83 years old, once
America's great ally, called the modern pharaoh, helpless on a stretcher, locked in a metal cage. His two
sons also charged with corruption, using their bodies to block cameras from filming their father.
Unidentified Man #1: (Foreign language spoken)
FLETCHER: The key charge today read, "Mubarak is accused of killing demonstrators during the
uprising against him." Mubarak's response:
Mr. HOSNI MUBARAK: (Foreign language spoken)
FLETCHER: He said, `All these accusations, I deny them all.'
If he is found guilty of ordering the shooting that killed 850 protesters, Mubarak could face the death
penalty. Good, Imam Abdul Zahad said watching the trial on TV. Mubarak's men shot him in the leg. He
says, `If I could strangle them, I would. Mubarak will die in the end.'
Just about everybody with a TV right now is watching it. We're being taken now to the home of Ahmed.
Unidentified Man #2: My friend.

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FLETCHER: Your friend, yes.
Man #2: He's 21.
FLETCHER: He's 21 years old. He was killed by Mubarak's people. But Ahmed's mother wouldn't talk to
us. She says it's too painful.
Another victim's mother did outside the courthouse. She said...
Unidentified Woman: (Foreign language spoken)
FLETCHER: ...`I didn't expect to see Mubarak in a cage, humiliated. Now I thank God. Now I can sleep.'
Mubarak, behind bars, may warm the hearts of many Egyptians, but it sends a chilling message to Arab
leaders, like Moammar Gadhafi in Libya who says he'll fight to the end, and Bashar Assad in Syria who
says the same. Each has killed and wounded thousands of his own countrymen and could one day face the
same fate as Hosni Mubarak. Martin Fletcher, NBC News, Cairo.

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