Judge Ahmed Refaat, judge at the trial of the former Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, 83 has adjourned it for three weeks; said hearings will no longer be televised, and merged this trial along with Habib al-Adly, former interior minister who also is accused of ordering the killing of demonstrators.
Former Egyptian president, returned to court today in Cairo lying on a stretcher due to his poor health. He was calm and her two sons, Alaa and Gamal, also accused of corruption in this trial.
Hundreds of riot police stood guard outside the courthouse where clashes took place where 20 people were injured, including opponents who shouted “Judge, wake up! Mubarak killed my brothers! Execute that killer!”, meanwhile their supporters to respond “Egyptian till death.”
Mubarak is accused of corruption, abuse of power and authorizes the army to shoot live ammunition, rubber bullets and water cannons to quell the protests on 11 February, where more than 850 protesters were killed and 6,000 people injured. Those charges could lead him to a death penalty. (BG)