Mubarak murder trial adjourned to Monday

By Waleed Ismail, Wednesday, April 02, 2014

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

Mubarak, former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six other Interior Ministry officials are accused of inciting the murder 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 Egyptian business tycoon Hussein Salem also face charges of financial corruption, abuse of power, profiteering and exporting Egyptian natural gas to Israel at below-market prices.

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

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

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