Mubarak to face trial in Cairo in August

Mubarak to face trial in Cairo in August

PanARMENIAN.Net - Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will stand trial August 3 in a Cairo criminal court for alleged graft and for their suspected role in killing protesters.

Mubarak, overthrown by a popular uprising this year, was ordered on June 1 to stand trial in August for the killing of protesters on charges that could carry the death penalty.

Mubarak, ousted on Feb. 11 after mass protests demanding an end to his 30 years in power, has been questioned about his role in a crackdown in which more than 840 demonstrators died, as well as about alleged corruption. He could face the death penalty if convicted on the charge of "pre-mediated killing".

His two sons, Alaa and Gamal, once viewed as being groomed for the presidency, will also stand trial alongside their father and prominent business executive Hussein Salem.

Egypt's public prosecutor said that Mubarak was in no condition to be transferred to a prison hospital and would for now stay in a health facility in a Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where he has been detained since mid-April.

The alleged crimes listed by the prosecutor include pre-meditated murder, abuse of influence, wasting public funds and unlawfully making private financial gains, Reuters reported.

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