Former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons Alaa and Gamal have rejected the charges against them and declared not guilty of power abuse and involvement in the deaths of more than 850 demonstrators during protests last February.
With a deteriorated appearance and lying on a stretcher because of his delicate health, Mubarak entered to the courtroom in charge of judging him along with their sons, also accused of planning attacks on demonstrators during the popular revolution last January 25th. The other defendants were transferred to Tora prison on the outskirts of Cairo.
Among the charges, he is accused of the alleged agreement with former Minister of Petroleum Sameh Fahmi on the sale of gas to Israel, for a price below its true market value, through a company in Salem.
The trial of Hosni Mubarak and his two sons was adjourned until August 15, announced today the presiding judge Rafaat Ahmed, who ordered the Egyptian president to stay in a hospital near Cairo until the next hearing. (BG)
Source: El Pais