Egypt court adjourns Mubarak trial to Wednesday

By Magdi Mohamed, Tuesday, April 01, 2014

An Egyptian court on Tuesday adjourned until Wednesday trial proceedings for former president Hosni Mubarak and several co-defendants charged with inciting murder in 2011.

An Egyptian court on Tuesday adjourned until Wednesday trial proceedings for former president Hosni Mubarak and several co-defendants charged with inciting murder in 2011.

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Tuesday adjourned until Wednesday trial proceedings for former president Hosni Mubarak and several co-defendants charged with inciting murder in 2011.

Mubarak, his one-time interior minister Habib al-Adly, and six other Interior Ministry officials are accused of inciting the killing of hundreds of anti-regime protesters during Egypt's January 2011 uprising, which ended Mubarak's 30-year rule.

The ex-president, his two sons, and business tycoon Hussein Salem are also being tried for alleged financial corruption, abuse of power, profiteering, and exporting Egyptian natural gas to Israel at prices below market rates.

Mubarak is currently being treated at a military hospital in southern Cairo.

In late 2012, he and al-Adly were both sentenced to 25 years in prison for killing demonstrators, but the court later ordered a retrial after the former president's lawyers successfully appealed the sentence.

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