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Mubarak’s lawyer: The president is poor and does not regret his actions

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Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s lawyer, Farid al-Deeb, revealed that the president has no regrets about any actions he has committed, and that his son, Gamal, does not want to run for presidency.

He also revealed that the full payment of his legal fees came from people outside of the Mubarak family, as the family is “poor and destitute.”

Deeb told Egyptian paper “Al-Masry Al-Youm” that Mubarak does not regret any of his actions, and that he plays backgammon during his free time. He also explained the occasional appearances of the former president’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, after pictures of them with others having dinner at a restaurant surfaced while they were performing their social duties.

The head of Mubarak’s defense team said that the former president’s family is living a very normal life, as they do not have a penny to their name.

In regards to not feeling any regret, Mubarak told Deeb that he did not regret any decision he had taken during his rule in Egypt saying, “I can’t tell you that all my decisions were 100 percent correct. There certainly were unintended mistakes and I always tried to correct them. What is important is that I was not a traitor to the rights of the homeland.”