Egypt TV host mocks Hosni Mubarak for having cellphone in prison

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak lies on a stretcher while being transported ahead of his trial in Cairo. (File photo: Reuters)

A controversial TV host on Saturday mocked Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak, who was previously sentenced for three year in prison, for being allowed to have a cellphone while in a military hospital.

Amro Adeeb on his “Cairo Today” program deridingly said: “All he [Mubarak] needs now is to go shopping in London!”

In late September, an Egyptian court postponed a verdict in the retrial of Mubarak on charges of corruption and killing protesters during the 2011 uprising.

However, the 86-year-old Mubarak has already been sentenced for a three-year prison sentence for embezzlement of public funds. He has been under house arrest at Maadi’s military hospital since August pending the uprising’s retrial.

“No one in Egypt has asked how is this man [Mubarak] has access to a mobile,” Adeeb pondered.

He added: “Mubarak is in the hospital of the armed forces. They ask him who calls you, he says ‘many people, and a lot of people visit me,’ but Mubarak says he won’t name who as he doesn’t want to hurt them.”

Adeeb furthered his sarcastic tirade when he said that Mubarak “is not staying in a private hospital.”

“If he is innocent, then why don’t they free him?” he mocked.

Mubarak’s sons Alaa and Gamal were also given four-year prison terms for embezzlement of state funds.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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