Mubarak's retrial resumes, ex-intelligence chief to testify

Mubarak is being tried along with his two sons, interior minister Habib al-Adly, six former Interior Ministry officials and a business mogul

Mubarak's retrial resumes, ex-intelligence chief to testify

World Bulletin/News Desk

The retrial of toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resumed on Saturday on charges of killing peaceful demonstrators during the 2011 uprising and squandering public funds.

Mubarak is being tried along with his two sons, interior minister Habib al-Adly, six former Interior Ministry officials and a business mogul.

The former president was brought to the east of Cairo court in an equipped helicopter from a military hospital in the early hours of the morning amid tight security measures around the courtroom. He appeared on his usual hospital gurney.

Former intelligence chief Mourad Muwafi and head of the National Security Authority Mustafa Abdel-Nabi attended the session to give their testimony in the case.

Verbal clashes erupted during the session between Mubarak's backers and relatives of the victims.

On Sunday, the court will hear the testimonies of former premier Atef Ebeid, ex-interior minister Ahmed Gamal al-Din and incumbent Petroleum Minister Sherif Ismail, according to judicial sources.

Former military commander Gen. Hassan al-Ruweiny is due to give his testimony on Monday.

Saturday's session is the third since the former president's release in August.

Mubarak was placed under house arrest by interim Prime Minister Hazem al-Beblawi soon after his release for security reasons.

Judge Mahmoud al-Rashidi has ordered a ban on media coverage of the retrial.

Last Mod: 19 Ekim 2013, 15:23
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