BREAKING: Mubarak trial postponed to Monday

Wednesday 28 Dec 2011

Trial proceedings in Mubarak, El-Adly case delayed by one week; Prosecution lawyers call SCAF number-two Sami Anan to the stand

The trial of Egypt’s ousted president Hosni Mubarak, along with ‎former interior minister Habib El-Adly and six aides, was ‎postponed on Wednesday to 2 January 2012.‎

Mubarak and his men face charges of ordering the killing of ‎unarmed protesters during Egypt’s January uprising leaving 846 protesters killed and around 11,000 injured, as well as ‎a host of corruption allegations.‎

The defendants were all present in the courtroom for ‎Wednesday's session, during which lawyers for the families of ‎slain protesters insisted on summoning Army Chief-of-Staff ‎Sami Anan – who is also deputy head of Egypt’s ruling military ‎council – as a witness. ‎

Lawyers for El-Adly, for their part, filed a request for documents ‎on recent incidents of violence in which police forces and ‎military personnel were involved.‎

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