Cairo Criminal Court postpones Mubarak’s retrial to April 2
former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the retrial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak Tuesday, along with his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly and six security aides, until April 2, Youm7 reported.

The trial session was held in the Police Academy in Cairo.

The defendants are charged with involvement in the killing of peaceful demonstrators during the January 25 Revolution, igniting chaos and causing a rift in the safety and security of the country.

Mohamed el-Gendy, Adly’s lawyer, called on the court to summon Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, head of the military intelligence during the January 25 Revolution, for testimony regarding the surveillance cameras installed by the intelligence at the Egyptian Museum and other buildings overlooking Tahrir Square, according to Youm7.

Gendy also called on the court to summon Mohamed ElBaradei for testimony, according to VetoGate.

“The investigation carried out by the General Prosecution said that ElBaradei confirmed that Mubarak and Adly killed the demonstrators to keep their posts,” said Gendy, “Since ElBaradei went to Tahrir Square during the January 25 Revolution, his testimony is a must,” he added.

Gendy also cited the previous testimony of Omar Suleiman, former head of the intelligence apparatus, saying that the number of demonstrators was out of everybody’s expectations and that the police forces were severely attacked, according to Al-Watan newspaper.

“In his testimony, Suleiman said that the police forces were attacked and had to call for the help of the army, a fact that was confirmed by General Murad Mwafy and Field Marshal Tantawi,” Gendy added.

The trial of Mubarak and Adly began in August 2011. In January 2012, they received life sentences on charges of political responsibility for the killing of peaceful protesters during the 18 days that led to Mubarak’s ouster in 2011.

Mubarak appealed and was granted a retrial In May 2013.

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