Egypt court adjourns murder trial of 'smiling' Mubarak

During Sunday's session, Mubarak appeared "smiling" inside his cage, one day after he appeared crying during his trial

Egypt court adjourns murder trial of 'smiling' Mubarak

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Egyptian court on Sunday adjourned until Tuesday the trial of ex-president Hosni Mubarak and six top security officials accused of killing demonstrators during Egypt's 2011 uprising.

During Sunday's session, Mubarak appeared "smiling" inside his cage, one day after he appeared crying during his trial on Saturday.

Footage showed Mubarak on Saturday while wiping out his eyes, as he waved his hand to some of his supporters inside the courtroom.

On May 21, Mubarak was sentenced to three years and his two sons to four years each in prison after being convicted on financial violations.

Having ruled Egypt for three decades, Mubarak, a former army general, was toppled in 2011 when millions of Egyptians took to the streets to demand an end to his autocracy.

Observers say the octogenarian man wanted to establish a dynastic rule in Egypt by grooming his younger son, Gamal, a banker-turned-politician, to succeed him.

Hundreds of people, however, were killed and thousands injured during the uprising.

Standing trial in the same case are Mubarak's interior minister Habib al-Adly and six interior minister aides. 

Last Mod: 01 Haziran 2014, 16:58
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