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Mubarak courtroom denial becomes ringtone in Egypt

world Updated: Aug 06, 2011 00:00 IST
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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's courtroom remarks have reportedly become popular ringtones in his native country.

The 83-year-old former president appeared at a special court in Cairo on Wednesday to face charges of corruption and the unlawful killing of over 850 protesters during the Tahrir Square revolution that forced him from power.

Now, three different ringtones comprising the few words the deposed leader spoke on the first day of his trial are doing the rounds on the Internet and are available for download, the 'ABC News' reported.

The first is the judge calling on Mubarak by his full name - Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak - followed by the ex-president's response: "I am here, your honour." The third and the most popular one is Mubarak's response to the charges of corruption and complicity in the murder of 850 protesters - "I categorically deny all the charges."