Mubarak, Adly trial adjourned to 25 August

A Cairo court has adjourned the trials of former President Hosni Mubarak and key former regime figures until 25 August.
The fifth session of the high-profile re-trials was held on Saturday and was attended by six of the aides of former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly. Adly himself, in addition to ousted President Mubarak and his two sons Alaa and Gamal, did not attend the session due to deteriorating security conditions in the Egyptian capital.
A security source said the defendants, in particular Mubarak and Adly, were not able to be taken to the Police Academy, where the trial is held.
The source cited “riots, violence, cutting the roads and attacking government installations and police stations" as reasons for the decision.
Adly’s defense had requested a copy of the minutes of People’s Assembly between 20 January and 31 January 2012, when the parliamentary majority consisted of Muslim Brotherhood officials, when Interior Minister Mohamed Ibrahim was found unaccountable for the deaths of demonstrators following questioning.
Adly’s defense cites this incident as proof of his innocence, claiming the ministry had lost control of the streets after 4 pm on 28 January 2011, according to a testimony by then-military intelligence chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
The North Cairo Court has previously postponed a case against Mubarak, accusing him of illegally acquiring public funds, until 11 November, citing the current conditions in Egypt.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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