Mubarak trial adjourned to April 7
Hosni Mubarak - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Wednesday the hearing of the case of former President Hosni Mubarak, both of his sons, his former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly, six of his assistants and businessman Hussein Salem to April 7.

The defendants are on trial at the Police Academy for inciting of, agreeing on and assisting in the killing of peaceful demonstrators during the January 25 Revolution, in addition to causing chaos and disrupting order in the country.

Once Mubarak arrived to the hearing, his supporters chanted “we sacrifice ourselves for you president.”

“There is no proof of intention to commit a crime,” Adly’s lawyer Essam El-Batawy said, stressing that the former minister had ordered police not to use weapons and live cartridges, “however the situation would have required the use of weapons to disperse protests.”

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