Egypt court adjourns Mubarak murder trial to April 26

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Thursday adjourned until April 26 the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak and several co-defendants charged with inciting murder in 2011, a judicial source said.

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 selling 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 sentenced to 25 years in prison each for ordering the murder of anti-government demonstrators during the 2011 uprising.

The court later ordered a retrial, however, after the former president's lawyers successfully appealed the jail sentence.

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