Cairo. Hosni Mubarak’s denial of all charges laid against him has been turned into a popular ring tone, the newspaper Al-Ahram reported on Thursday.
“I completely deny all these charges,” the former Egyptian president said as he lay behind bars on a gurney in a makeshift court near Cairo on Wednesday.
The phrase gained instant popularity with Egyptians, according to the Al-Ahram Web site.
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 Aug. 15.