Mubarak's trial adjourned to next week

By Sayed Fathi, Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The defendants are accused of inciting the murder of hundreds of anti-regime protesters during the uprising, which ended Mubarak's 30-year rule.

The defendants are accused of inciting the murder of hundreds of anti-regime protesters during the uprising, which ended Mubarak's 30-year rule.

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Tuesday adjourned to Monday the trial of toppled president Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister and six top security officials on charges of killing demonstrators during the 2011 revolution, a judicial source said.

The defendants are accused of inciting the murder of hundreds of anti-regime protesters during the uprising, which ended Mubarak's 30-year rule.

Mubarak, 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.

In late 2012, Mubarak and his interior minister Habib 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 after the former president's lawyers successfully appealed the jail sentence.

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