12 April 2013

Egypt: Mubarak's Retrial To Start Saturday

The retrial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his head of police is expected to begin shortly. In January, a life sentence for ... ( Resource: Mubarak Faces Second Trial in Egypt )

The Cairo Criminal Court will hold the first session of the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, former interior minister Habib el-Adli and six of his security aides as well as fugitive businessman Hussein Salem on Saturday 13/4/2013.

The defendants face charges of involvement in killing peaceful protesters during the 25th January revolution in addition to other charges related to financial corruption, exporting gas to Israel at lower prices and abuse of power.

Both Mubarak and Adli were sentenced to life imprisonment by the Criminal Court during their first trial on June 2 of 2012. His two sons and the six security aides were all acquitted.

On January 13, 2013, the Court of Cassation accepted two appeals; one submitted by Mubarak and his former interior minister and the other appeal was filed by the prosecution against Mubarak' s sons Gamal and Alaa, and six security aides over the killing of protestors during the unrest in January 2011.

The retrial will be held at the Police Academy amid tight security measures.

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