Mubarak retrial adjourned to 8 February

Ahram Online, Sunday 12 Jan 2014

The retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak is adjoined to February as more top officials are set to give testimonies

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 onetime staunch opponent of Mubarak, testified on the events of 25 January 2011.

In June 2012, 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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