Cairo: Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s denial of all charges laid against him has been turned into a popular ring tone for mobile phones, the semi-official newspaper Al Ahram reported on Thursday.
“I completely deny all these charges,” the ailing 83-year-old Mubarak said on Wednesday as he lay behind bars on a gurney in a makeshift court near Cairo.
According to Al Ahram’s website, the phrase gained instant popularity with Egyptians. It added that Egyptians posted photos of Mubarak in the dock on their Facebook pages.
Mubarak's appearance in the court was his first since a popular revolt forced him to step down in February.
He is facing charges of ordering the killing of peaceful protesters during the revolt against his 30-year rule and of power abuse. His trial is to resume on August 15.