Ousted Egyptian President Mubarak to stand trial on August 3June 2nd, 2011 - 2:18 am ICT by BNO News
CAIRO (BNO NEWS) — An Egyptian court on Wednesday announced that ousted President Hosni Mubarak will stand trial for corruption and murder charges on August 3, the Daily News Egypt reported.
The Cairo Criminal Court also informed that Mubarak’s sons, Alaa and Gamal, and businessman Hussein Salem will be tried along the former leader. The location of the trial has not been disclosed.
Mubarak was accused of intentional murder of demonstrators, abuse use of authority for personal gain and embezzlement of the state budget. On Saturday, the 84-year-old former ruler and two former ministers were fined with $90.64 million for cutting off mobile and internet services during the Egyptian revolution.
The ousted president allegedly conspired with former interior minister Habib El-Adly and other senior police officials to deliberately kill protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square during the January 25 Revolution.
In addition, the Illicit Gains Authority (IGA) said Mubarak’s villa in Sharm El-Sheikh worth LE 36 million ($6 million) was a ‘gift’ from Salem in exchange for facilitating the ownership of millions of meters of state-owned land in South Sinai.
In mid-May, Mubarak signed a waiver to relinquish all his assets and properties in Egypt to the nation. He previously asked for forgiveness and pleaded for amnesty to the Egyptian population but was referred to court.
Mubarak ruled Egypt in a 30-year-long regime which began in 1981. He stepped down earlier this year after weeks of anti-government protests by crowds calling for greater democracy and respect of human rights.
Activists have been demanding speedier trials for Mubarak and his aides. At least 840 people were killed and over 6,000 people were injured in the violent repression that took place during the uprising.
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