No live coverage of Mubarak trial from now on (Lead)August 15th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Aug 15 (IANS) The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was Monday adjourned till Sep 5, with the judge announcing that no TV cameras will be allowed in court until the verdict in announced.
Mubarak will also face a single trial over the killing of protesters during the revolution and for corruption when he was in office, CNN reported citing Monday’s announcement.
The former president is accused of ordering the killing of protesters during an uprising that later forced him to quit power in February.
According to Amnesty International, about 840 people died and more than 6,000 were wounded in the 18 days of protests that ended Mubarak’s 30-year rule.
Judge Ahmed Refaat at the court set up at the Police Academy in Cairo said Monday a case against former interior minister Habib al-Adly will be combined with Mubarak’s.
The television cameras were disallowed in the court, citing “public interest.”
Mubarak and his sons - Alaa and Gamal - appeared in the iron cage in the court. All three face the same charges, and have pleaded not guilty.
CNN said Mubarak’s eyes often appeared closed, “while his son Gamal appeared irritated or annoyed, and Alaa was poker-faced”.
Xinhua said the judge examined the evidence against the former president, including some DVDs.
Mubarak’s lawyer Fareed El-Deeb asked for a copy of the evidence, and adjournment of the case in order to have enough time to examine the proof.
Mubarak’s supporters clashed with opponents outside the court. Demonstrators threw rocks at security forces.
On Sunday, a judge postponed the trial of El Adly, former interior minister in the Mubarak regime. He also faces trial on charges of killing protesters.
If convicted, El Adly faces the death penalty.
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