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Former Egyptian president appears on TV


Egypt’s deposed former president, Hosni Mubarak, says he will co-operate with an investigation into his wealth.

He made the statement on Al Arabiya television on Sunday, the first since his resignation over a month ago.

Mubarak, who has had his assets frozen and is prohibited from leaving the country, said accusations of corruption against him and his family are unfounded, and that he has the right to defend his reputation.

He also denied having any money and property abroad.

Meanwhile the protesters who forced him from office have defied an army order to leave Cairo’s Tahrir Square.

More than a thousand still remain. They’re calling for a quicker transition to civilian rule and a deeper purge of officials they accuse of being corrupt.

Hundreds of thousand packed the square on Friday. Soldiers and police used tasers and batons to try to clear the area. Doctors later said two men died and and thirteen were wounded in gunfire.

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