Egypt's Hosni Mubarak talks for 1st time since detention

Hosni MubarakHosni Mubarak (AP)

Egypt's former president, Hosni Mubarak, has spoken to the public for the first time since his detention two years ago, saying he is dismayed at the country's state of affairs and particularly the plight of the poor.

The 85-year old Mubarak spoke to Al-Watan newspaper after a session of his retrial for his role in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that forced him to step down in 2011.

He was detained two years ago and put on trial. He has since been hospitalized, sentenced to life in prison and then granted a retrial.

Mubarak told the newspaper that it was too early to judge his elected successor, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi. Mubarak's comments were published today, a day after his trial session.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.