CAIRO: Criminal Court adjourned Tuesday the trial of Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, and former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly to Wednesday.
During the session, Mubarak and his sons appeared in the trial cage wearing blue suits after being sentenced to three years in prison over embezzling 125 million EGP ($17 million) from the public fund for private interests.
Defense lawyer of the accused former security Director of October 6 City Omar El-Faramawy pleading in front of Cairo criminal court that prosecution come with not contrary to truth and reality. (?)
The defense lawyer said there was no administrative decision to withdraw troops from police stations and centers to secure the demonstrations during the January 25 Revolution in 2011 and this administrative decision should be written and signed by officials.
During the session, he pleaded innocent on the behalf of Faramawy based on the absence of incriminating evidence.
The Mubaraks and the accused business tycoon Hussein Salem face charges of being involved in financial corruption, misusing presidential power for personal gains, and exporting natural gas to Israel at below market prices.
The defendants are also facing charges of inciting the murder of demonstrators during the January 25 Revolution and spreading chaos.
The defendants first appeared in court in August 2011 and 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.