Mubarak retrial adjourned to 8 February

Published January 13th, 2014 - 05:26 GMT
The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday resumed its hearings for the retrial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak. [AFP]
The Cairo Criminal Court on Sunday resumed its hearings for the retrial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak. [AFP]

The retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak was adjourned Sunday until 8,9 and 10 February.

Mubarak, along with his former interior minister, Habib Al-Adly, and six top security aides are being retried on charges of responsibility in the killing of peaceful demonstrators in the 2011 uprising that toppled him.

The next sessions of the trail will include testimony by the head of the military police, Hamdy Badeen.

Also Omar Badawi, chief executive of the national telecommunications regulatatory authority, has been called for his testimony on the communication blackout during opening days of the revolution.

In the Sunday session of the retrial, veteran journalist Ibrahim Eissa, a staunch opponent of Mubarak, testified on the events of 25 January 2011.

Last June, a court convicted and sentenced Mubarak and Al-Adly to life in prison, but a retrial was ordered in January because of "procedural failings."


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