World Bulletin / News Desk
An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until March 22 the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak, ex-prime minister Ahmed Nazif and former interior minister Habib al-Adly on charges of causing the national economy major losses by blocking internet and communication services during the 2011 popular revolution.
The Administrative Court had earlier fined the three defendants 540 million Egyptian pounds ($78 million) for blocking internet and communication services during the 2011 uprising that brought Mubarak's 30-year autocracy to an end.
A fact-finding commission formed by ousted president Mohamed Morsi had found that the three ex-officials had intentionally blocked internet and communication services, which led to a rise in the number of people killed and injured in confrontations between demonstrators and policemen during the revolt.
The three defendants appealed the sentence, but the court on Saturday decided to adjourn the trial until March 22 to have more time to review appeal documents.
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