Judge bans TV cameras from Mubarak trial

Live broadcasts from courtroom of former Egyptian president forbidden

An Egyptian judge has ordered television cameras out of the courtroom during the trial of deposed president Hosni Mubarak. A spokesman said the decision is in the best interest of the case after two days of chaos inside the courthouse. Media and lawyers will still be allowed inside the courtroom, he said. The move is expected to bring some order to the proceedings: some say lawyers looking for their 15 minutes of fame have been crowding the courtroom. Mubarak and his sons, who are all charged with ordering the killing of protesters during an uprising earlier this year that led to his ouster, have pleaded not guilty.




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