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Mubarak trial over killing protesters postponed to 22 March

By-Almasry Alyoum

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Monday ,10 March 2014

Mubarak trial over killing protesters postponed to 22 March

On Saturday, the Cairo Criminal Court postponed the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak over charges of murdering protesters during the January 2011 uprising that brought down his regime. The court set the date to 22 March to hear defense lawyers case. 

The trial is also related to charges of corruption in the natural gas deal with Israel involving Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal.
The court had postponed the trial to Saturday as it sought to hear witnesses accounts.
Other defendants include Mubarak's interior minister, Habib al-Adly, and six of the latter's aides.
Prosecutors summoned Giza security chief Kanal al-Daly as per defense request. They also contacted the director of the National Telecommunication Regulation Authority (NTRA) to provide the court with dates and number of phone calls scrambled during the uprising.
In the latest session, Ayman Fahim, a Republican Guard officer and one of the witnesses, quoted Mubarak as ordering not to shoot at demonstrator even if they "made it to his own bedroom."
More than 800 were killed in the protests that unseated Mubarak after nearly 30 years in rule. Security officials across the republic were acquitted from similar charges.