Egypt court adjourns verdict in Mubarak trial to Nov. 29

Hosni Mubarak

Hosni Mubarak

CAIRO (AA) – An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until November 29 the verdict in the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak on charges of ordering the killing of anti-regime protesters.

Presiding judge Mahmoud al-Rashidi said that he needs extra time to write his reasons for the verdict in the case.

Mubarak, his former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six top security officials are charged with ordering the murder of hundreds of protesters during the 18-day uprising, which ended Mubarak’s 30-year rule in early 2011.

Mubarak – along with his two sons and Egyptian business tycoon Hussein Salem – also faces charges of financial corruption, abuse of power, profiteering and exporting Egyptian natural gas to Israel at below-market prices.

In late 2012, Mubarak and al-Adly were both sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering the murder of demonstrators during the uprising.

The court later ordered a retrial, however, after the former president’s lawyers successfully appealed the sentence.

 

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