Cairo Criminal Court adjourns Mubarak’s trial to May 5
Hosni Mubarak during his trial - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court adjourned to May 5 the trial of Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly on Monday, facing charges of killing protesters during the January 25 Revolution.

The court heard the defense of former Assistant Interior Minister for the Public Security Sector Adly Fayed, Youm7 reported.

Lawyer of the former security official, Magdy Hafez, said, “The judicial verdicts that acquitted the police officers in different governorates are clear evidence of the innocence of all defendants in this case.”

He clarified that a number of persons participated in the demonstrations to attack the police stations to smear the revolution. He added that the prosecution “failed to refer the real violators to the prosecution and turned to the police officers to scapegoat them in the trials.”

Hafez further stated that the January 25 Revolution was not peaceful, referring to the reports issued by the Intelligence Authority over the alleged plans to attack the demonstrators to overthrow the state and the government.

Additionally, he pointed to the testimony of former Vice President Omar Soliman over a foreign plan to “incite sedition between people and their army.”

Mubarak reportedly suffered from a sharp drop in blood pressure during the last session of his trial on Sunday, and the judge decided to allow him to leave the court to receive treatment.

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