Egypt adjourns Mubarak murder trial to May 31

By Magdi Mohamed, Monday, May 12, 2014

An Egyptian court on Monday adjourned to May 31 the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak

An Egyptian court on Monday adjourned to May 31 the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak

CAIRO – An Egyptian court on Monday adjourned to May 31 the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak, his interior minister and six top security officials accused of killing demonstrators during Egypt's 2011 uprising, a judicial source said.

The defendants are charged with 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 long-serving 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, however, after the former president's lawyers successfully appealed the jail sentence.

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