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Mubarak Egypt trial verdict to be aired live: MENA

State television will charge foreign media between $7,000 and $10,000 to buy the coverage, the official MENA news agency reports

MENA, Friday 1 Jun 2012
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Egyptian state television will broadcast live the verdict and sentencing on Saturday of ex-president Hosni Mubarak, his sons and security chiefs in a murder and corruption trial, official media reported.

State television will charge foreign media between $7,000 and $10,000 to buy the coverage, the official MENA news agency quoted the head the of the state's Egyptian Radio and Television Union, Tharwat al-Mekki, as saying.

The first several hearings of the trial, which started last August, were broadcast live, but chief judge Rifaat Said then ordered cameras out before witnesses began to take the stand.

Mubarak and his security chiefs are charged with murder over the killings of protesters during the 18-day revolt that overthrew him on February 11, 2011.

He shares corruption charges with his sons Alaa and Gamal.

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