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Updated: January 2, 2012 19:49 IST

Mubarak’s trial adjourned till tomorrow

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In this December 28, 2011 photo, an elderly Egyptian woman holds a placard with ousted President Hosni Mubarak's portrait in front of a courtroom in Cairo. Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been brought back into a Cairo's courtroom for the resumption of his trial after a three months' break.
AP In this December 28, 2011 photo, an elderly Egyptian woman holds a placard with ousted President Hosni Mubarak's portrait in front of a courtroom in Cairo. Egypt's ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has been brought back into a Cairo's courtroom for the resumption of his trial after a three months' break.

Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, accused of ordering the killing of anti-regime protesters, appeared in court again on Monday accompanied by his sons, before the high-profile trial was adjourned till tomorrow to hear the prosecution’s arguments.

The next hearings are scheduled to take place over tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday.

An ailing Mubarak, 83, was wheeled in the courtroom on a stretcher and his sons Gamal and Alaa, also facing charges, were present beside him, the ‘Al Arabiya’ reported.

Mr. Mubarak, his sons, Egypt’s former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six top police officers are being tried together in a Cairo court.

Mr. Mubarak and his aides are charged with being complicit in the killing of over 800 protesters during a popular uprising last year that ousted his regime. If convicted, Mr. Mubarak could face the death penalty.

The accused also face corruption charges.

He was brought to the courthouse in the Police Academy on a stretcher, after being flown from a hospital in a helicopter, live footage broadcast by state television showed.

The former strongman is being treated in a military hospital for a heart condition. His lawyer Farid al—Deeb says Mr. Mubarak suffers from stomach cancer.

On Thursday, a local court had acquitted five policemen of charges of killing five protesters during the uprising.

Mr. Mubarak’s trial had resumed on Wednesday after a three-month hiatus that saw other major developments like fresh protests and clashes and an Islamists’ election victory eclipse his trial.

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