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.