Retrial of Mubarak, others over killing protesters adjourned to 1 April

Retrial of Mubarak, others over killing protesters adjourned to 1 April

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Sun, 30/03/2014 - 18:05
The Cairo Criminal Court adjourned on Sunday the retrial of deposed President Hosni Mubarak, his sons Alaa and Gamal, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and six former top deputies over charges of killing protesters and financial corruption to 1 April to hear Adly’s defense plea.
 
The retrial was postponed on Saturday due to bad weather conditions that prevented Mubarak's transfer to the court.
 
The court earlier decided to lift its live-broadcast ban on the case, allowing Egyptian television to report proceedings and other media outlets' to cover them as well.
 
The defendants are charged with plotting to kill protesters during the 25 January revolution, spreading chaos and causing a security vaccum. Mubarak, and his two sons are also being tried over financial corruption, abuse of power and selling Egyptian gas to Israel at low prices.
 
More than 800 people were killed in the protests that unseated Mubarak after nearly 30 years of rule. Security officials across the republic were acquitted from similar charges.
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm