Egypt: Trial of former interior minister adjourned to Aug. 14
The murder trial of Egypt’s former interior minister Habib Al Adly and six of his aides was adjourned on Thursday to August 14 to allow lawyers more time to review the case. Adly, sentenced in a previous trial to 12 years for corruption, is accused of ordering police forces to fire on protesters during an 18-day uprising that started on January 25 and toppled the Mubarak regime. Thursday's hearing of el-Adly was being broadcast live on Egyptian state television.
Adly and former president Hosni Mubarak, also charged with premeditated murder, could be hanged if convicted.
Mubarak on Wednesday denied murder and graft charges against him. Mubarak's trial resumes Aug. 15.