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      Mubarak Trial Begins in August

      President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will go on trial August 3 for corruption and ordering protesters killed during the Egyptian uprising.
      By Gabe Kahn.
      First Publish: 6/1/2011, 10:30 PM / Last Update: 6/2/2011, 4:15 AM

       

      President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons will go on trial August 3, Egypt's state news agency reported Wednesday.

      The Middle East News Agency quoted court officials saying Mubarak will be tried on charges of corruption and ordering protesters killed during the 18-day uprising, which resulted in his ouster on Feb. 11.

      More than 800 protesters were killed during the Egyptian revolt that led to Egypt's military junta assuming control of the most populous Arab country.

      A government-chosen panel of physicians declared Mubarak too ill to be imprisoned while awaiting trial on Tuesday. 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. He reportedly suffered a heart attack during his initial interrogation.

      In the months since Mubarak's ouster, tens of thousands of Egyptians have held protests and staged sit ins, demanding Mubarak be put on trial.