Mubarak: I Am Not Corrupt

As former president speaks out, more protesters are killed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
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Posted Apr 10, 2011 4:44 PM CDT
In this Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sits during his meeting with Emirates foreign minister, unseen, at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt.   (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

(Newser) – Hosni Mubarak today gave his first public message since being ousted from the Egyptian presidency, defending himself and his family against “unjust” allegations of corruption. He agreed to cooperate with Egypt’s general prosecutor during the corruption investigation, but called the campaign against him “distortions, lies, and incitement,” Al Jazeera reports. Also today, Egypt’s public prosecutor summoned Mubarak and his sons as part of the investigation into alleged embezzlement and killings of protesters.

Meanwhile, protests in Egypt once again turned violent, with security forces killing at least two protesters and wounding dozens more yesterday in Tahrir Square, the New York Times reports. Also yesterday, at least one protester was killed in Yemen, the Times adds. In Syria, a human rights organization says 28 were killed when security forces fired on peaceful gatherings. That report comes on the heels of reports from Friday that 37 were killed, Sky News notes.

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