Mubarak trial over killing of protesters adjourned to July 6
Former president Mohamed Hosni Mubarak - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned Wednesday the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former Minister of Interior Habib al-Adly and six of his aides to 6 July.

Mubarak after arriving with a Helicopter and during the trial, he started to send kisses and waved to his supporters in the court room.

During the session the prosecutor presented a copy of the forensic report of one of the victims who was killed during the January 25 Revolution. The court was provided with technical equipments and screening of footage documenting the storming of prisons during the protests, as lawyer Ali al-Gamal the Minister of Interior’s assistant defense requested from the court.

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.

Mubarak was convicted and received a life sentence in June 2012 on charges of killing protesters, but the verdict was thrown out for procedural reasons.

Also, the Mubaraks and 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.

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