Evidence displayed on screen at Mubarak trial

Ahram Online, Saturday 17 Sep 2011

CD footage deemed key to the prosecution of ousted president Mubarak is shown in court, though neither he nor defence lawyers were present

The Mubarak trial has resumed again early Saturday morning and started with a display of key evidence, including CD footage. The footage was displayed on a large screen in the court. The accused, including ousted president Hosni Mubarak, his sons and former interior mnister, Habib El-Adly, were not present. Neither were defence lawyers.

The ousted president and his two sons are accused of a number of financial improprieties, including illegally accepting gifts of five villas and two million metres of land in Sharm El-Sheikh from businessman Hussein Salem. Mubarak is also accused of conspiring with former Minister of Petroleum Sameh Fahmy to export gas to Israel at below market prices through a company in which Hussein Salem was a majority stock-owner.

Mubarak is also accused of conspiring with El-Adly to intentionally kill hundreds of peaceful protestors during the 25 January uprising across Egypt. 

The trial is currently taking place in the Police Academy.

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