Mubarak trial verdict to be aired live
01 June 2012, 15:57
Cairo - 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 the trial, which started in 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 11 February 2011.
He shares corruption charges with his sons Alaa and Gamal.