CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court postponed on Monday the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, his former Minister of Interior Habib Al-Adly, and six security aides to May 10, Youm7 reported.
The court heard the defense case of the seventh defendant, former Assistant Interior Minister for the Public Security Sector Adly Fayed, whose defense lawyer Mustafa Ramadan accused Muslim Brotherhood members and their supporters of killing the protesters during the revolution, Youm7 reported.
Ramadan said most of the killings occurred in front of police stations and security facilities, which he said indicates that they did not take place during peaceful demonstrations, Youm7 reported.
“Killing is not in the interest of the police because killing demonstrators will increase riots, and if there was incitement by the police, the leaders of the protesters would have been killed. But all the deceased people were not leaders and not known to the community,” Ramadan said.
He added that witness statements were based on hearsay, not actual witnessing of the events, and the public prosecutor’s accusations were built on assumption.
The court postponed the case to May 10 to complete the hearing of the defense case for Fayed.
The defendants face charges of killing protesters during the January 25 Revolution, spreading chaos in the country and creating a security vacuum.
The first trial of Mubarak, Adly and his six security aides began in August 2011.