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Emotional speech won’t affect Mubarak proceedings: prosecutor general

Abdel Meguid Mahmoud affirms that legal proceedings against former President Mubarak and his family will move forward despite Mubarak's assertion of innocence

MENA, Sunday 10 Apr 2011
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Prosecutor General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud has underlined that ex-President Hosni ‎Mubarak’s emotional speech, exclusively broadcast on Al-Arabia television ‎Sunday, would not affect the proceedings against him and his family members.‎
    
Mubarak and his family are accused of abusing their political powers to ‎accumulate illegal profits. They have been under house arrest in Sharm El-Sheikh ‎pending an investigation. ‎

The ousted commander-in-chief said in his speech that he and his family ‎members have been wrongly accused, saying that some with malicious intentions have ‎triggered smear campaigns against them.

The 82-year-old stressed that he is fully ready to corporate with the prosecutor ‎general to prove that neither he nor his family members boast any real estate or bank ‎accounts abroad.

Mubarak was overthrown on 11 February following 18 days of popular revolt that began 25 January.‎

Many figures of the toppled regime have been put on trial, including former Shura Council Chairman Safwat El-Sherif, ex-Parliament Speaker Fathi Sorour and Zakaria Azmi, the former ‎president's chief of staff.‎

Mubarak’s speech on Al-Arabia TV is his first media statement since his overthrow.‎

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