Date set for Mubarak trial
Toppled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, are to face trial on August 3 on charges of ordering the killing of protesters and fraud, a judicial source was quoted as saying by AFP on Wednesday. Mubarak and his sons have been referred to the North Cairo court and the hearing will be chaired by Judge Ahmed Rifat, the source said.
Fugitive businessman Hussein Salem, a close associate of Mubarak, is to face trial in absentia on the same date for the same charges, the source said.
A judicial source said that Mubarak's trial would take place in the Criminal Court of Sharm el-Sheikh. He pointed out that if the ousted president is unable to attend the trial due to his health condition, it will be held in the Sharm El-Sheikh hospital.