Mubarak and wife
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Mubarak, sons to stand trial on Aug. 3

Former Egytpian president to face charges of corruption, intentionally killing protesters during 18-day uprising prior to his ousting

Egypt's state news agency says former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will go on trial Aug. 3.


The Middle East News Agency quoted a court official on Wednesday as saying Mubarak will be tried on charges of corruption and intentionally killing protesters during the 18-day uprising that ousted him on Feb. 11.



More than 800 protesters were killed during the revolt.


On Tuesday, a government-chosen panel of physicians declared Mubarak too ill to be imprisoned while awaiting trial. The team said that Mubarak's heart condition put him at risk of a sudden attack.


The panel reported to the country's general prosecutor that the 83-year-old former president also was suffering from depression.


Mubarak has been in custody at a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh since April.


After Mubarak's ouster, tens of thousands of protesters have held protest over the past months pressing for Mubarak trial.



פרסום ראשון: 06.01.11, 17:20
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