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Egypt's general prosecution confirms date of Mubarak's trial as 3 August

Prosecution defends itself against accusations of being slow and soft on former regime figures and those charged with killing protesters with a statement

Zeinab El Gundy, Sunday 10 Jul 2011
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Egypt's general prosecution has issued a new statement on its official Facebook page concerning the shooting of protesters trials updates. The seven page statement summarises the progress of the trials of those charged with shooting protesters and includes the names of the accused and dates of their trials. The prosecution stated that it has finished investigating the shooting of protesters and referred the cases to the criminal court. 

This statement comes amid widespread criticism against Prosecutor-General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud and the prosecution authority for the slow pace of trials and the release last week on bail of policemen accused of shooting protesters in Suez.

The statement defends the prosecution against the accusations of being soft on ousted president Hosni Mubarak, former interior minister Habib El-Adly and other police officers.

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf mentioned in his urgent statement yesterday that he had issued Meguid Mahmoud with orders to assign a team of country's best prosecutors to the case against those accused of murdering protesters. 

According to the statement, the trial of former president Mubarak will be held on 3 August while former minister of interior El-Adly’s trial will be held on 12 September.

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