Mubarak trial adjourned to May 31
Former president Hosni Mubarak - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Monday the trial of Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly to May 31, to continue hearing the eight defendant’s pleading the former assistant to the Interior Minister for State Security Investigations Service Hassan Abdel Rahman.

The defendants are facing charges of inciting the murder of demonstrators during the January 25 Revolution and spreading chaos.

Mubarak, his sons and businessman Hussein Salem are also accused of being involved in financial corruption, misusing presidential power to gain money and exporting natural gas to Israel at below market prices.

The first trial of Mubarak and Adly began in August 2011, and they were sentenced to life in prison in January 2012. Defense lawyers appealed the sentence, and in 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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