Mubarak retrial to be held Saturday

Mubarak retrial to be held Saturday

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Sat, 22/03/2014 - 11:45

Cairo Criminal Court will consider Saturday the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons Gamal and Alaa, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and six of his top security aids, and fugitive businessman Hussein Salem.

The court decided to lift its live-broadcast ban on the case allowing the Egyptian television to report proceedings and other media outlets' coverage.

The defendants are charged with plotting the killing of protesters during the 25 January revolution, spreading chaos, causing a security vaccum.

Mubarak, his two sons and Salem are also being tried over financial corruption, abuse of power, and selling Egyptian gas to Israel at low prices.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm