Tags: ML | Egypt

Mubarak and Security Chief to be Tried Together

Monday, 25 Jul 2011 06:35 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court decided Monday to combine the trials of the country's former interior minister and ousted President Hosni Mubarak for the killing of nearly 900 protesters during the 18-day uprising that toppled the longtime leader in February.

The Cairo court's ruling set Aug. 3 as the start date for the trial of Mubarak and former interior minister Habib el-Adly. Mubarak had already been scheduled to go on trial on the same date.

El-Adly and six of his top aides had already gone on trial for the killing of protesters during the revolt. But the trial's chief judge opted at Monday's hearing to fold the two trials into one since the defendants face the same charges.

If convicted, Mubarak, 83, and el-Adly and the six others could face the death penalty.

Mubarak has been under arrest in a hospital at a Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh since April. There has been no official announcement on where Mubarak's trial will be held, but local media reports say a court in Sharm el-Sheikh has been readied for the trial.

Monday's hearing was broadcast live by state television, allowing millions of Egyptians to see el-Adly and his co-defendants in detention for the first time.

El-Adly already is serving a 12-year sentence for corruption. He was in charge of Egypt's 500,000-strong police force, some of whom are blamed for the worst human rights abuses during Mubarak's 29-year-rule. He wore a blue prison suit.

The broadcast of el-Adly's court appearance was likely to be welcomed by protesters camping out at Cairo's central Tahrir Square to press demands that the killers of the protesters be brought to justice.

Monday's hearing at a Cairo court was chaotic, with lawyers and relatives of victims pushing and shouting in the courtroom, prompting the judge to threaten to throw everyone out of the courtroom.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

UN Agency: Iran Still Stalling as Nuclear Deadline Looms

Friday, 21 Nov 2014 07:22 AM

Tehran has yet to explain away allegations it conducted atomic bomb research, the head of the U.N. nuclear agency said o . . .

John Fund: Obama Ignores Own Words, Panders With 'Political Measure'

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 23:12 PM

President Obama's "own words" are "the best possible weapon" against his sweeping executive orders to shield from deport . . .

GOP Slams Obama's Immigration Orders as Declaration of War

Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 22:38 PM

Republicans broadly slammed President Obama's executive orders to give work permits and defer deportations to as many as . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved