Mubarak trial adjourned to Thursday
Former President Hosni Mubarak - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The appeal trial of Mubarak adjourned to Thursday after a session Wednesday that heard statements by the lawyer of co-defendant Ahmed Ramzy, assistant of Min. of Interior for Central Security Sector.

The session began at 11 a.m. at the Cairo Criminal Court, where former President Hosni Mubarak, both of his sons, his former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly, six of his assistants and businessman Hussein Salem are on trial for killing protestors.

Nabil Salem, the lawyer for Ramzy, said that Hamas was responsible for the deaths of protesters in Tahrir Square on Jan 28.

Mubarak arrived to police academy with a helicopter coming from Maadi Military Hospital. His sons had arrived earlier.

The first trial of Mubarak and Adly began in August 2011, and they were sentence to life in prison in January 2012 for killing protesters.

Defense lawyers appealed the sentence, and on January 2013 the Court of Cassation accepted the appeal and ordered the case back to the Cairo Criminal Court for a retrial that began in May 2013.

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