Aswat Masriya (Cairo)

13 August 2014

Egypt: Mubarak to Testify on His Own Behalf in Court

Photo: Xinhua/Li Muzi
A supporter holds a poster of Egyptian former President Hosni Mubarak during a demonstration in Cairo, Egypt

Cairo — An Egyptian court will resume on Wednesday the retrial of former autocratic President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, his Interior Minister and six of his aides on charges of killing protesters and exporting gas to Israel.

The court is scheduled to hear the closing arguments of Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal.

Alaa Mubarak said on Monday that his father is ready to defend himself.

The court has heard for the past three days the closing statements of Habib al-Adly and his six aides in the case of killing protesters during the January uprising in 2011.

They are also being tried over inciting violence and creating a security vacuum during the early days of the uprising.

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