Mubarak trial adjourned until Monday



Former President Hosni Mubarak’s trial for corruption and the killing of January 25 protesters was adjourned until Monday in order that the court could continue listening to all the witnesses’ testimonies, privately owned Al-Masry Al-Youm reported Sunday.


Cairo Criminal Court allowed journalists into the courtroom after the testimony of General Kamal al-Daly, Giza security director, and Colonel Ayman Shahine, chief of staff of the Republican Guard at the time of Mubarak.


The court asked Mubarak, his two sons, and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly 33 questions about the events of January 25 and 28 — known as “the Friday of Anger” — and listened to the testimony of General Khaled Tharwat, the minister’s deputy for the National Security Division. The court was adjourned for recess at noon before resuming to continue listening to Tharwat’s testimony.


Judge Mahmoud Kamel al-Rashidi said that the court had finished revising all reports submitted to it concerning the export of natural gas to Israel. Al-Masry Al-Youm reports there were four files and the defense was allowed to view them and make a copy.


Cairo Court of Appeal also scheduled on Thursday the trial of Mubarak and his two sons for embezzling LE125 million, allocated for presidential palaces, to February 19.  


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