Trial of Egypt ex-minister to resume next month
The murder trial of Egypt's former interior minister Habib Al-Adly, accused of ordering police to fire on protesters, and six of his aides resumed under tight security in Cairo on Sunday. All seven men were in the dock.
Adly, sentenced in a previous trial to 12 years for corruption, is accused of ordering police to fire on protesters during an 18-day uprising that started on January 25 and toppled the Mubarak regime. Some 850 people were killed during the revolt.
Adly's trial started on August 3, the same day as former president Hosni Mubarak made his first court appearance in a stretcher along with his two sons.
Both Adly and Mubarak, also charged with premeditated murder, could be executed if convicted. The next hearing in the former president's trial is scheduled for Monday.
The next session of Adly trial was set to the 5th of September. The defense requested today to review videos recorded by the General Intelligence Service, in which according to the lawyers of the victims' families, snipers are seen on the roofs of several buildings overlooking Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the uprising against Mubarak. These snipers opened fire on demonstrators.