Verdict in Mubarak's Trial Postponed

Egyptian court postpones a verdict in the retrial of former President on charges of corruption and killing protesters.

Ben Ariel,

Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom
Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom
Reuters

An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed a verdict in the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of corruption and killing protesters during the 2011 uprising, the BBC reports.

Mubarak, 86, was in court alongside his sons and a former minister. The verdict has now been set for November 29.

He was found guilty and sentenced to life in 2012, but the conviction was overturned on technical grounds.

Mubarak ruled Egypt for almost 30 years before being ousted in the uprising.

He stood down after weeks of unrest ended in the deaths of hundreds of protesters across the country.

The current retrial began in April 2013, and has been adjourned several times since.

The presiding judge said he needed more time to finish writing his verdict, after examining 160,000 pages of evidence, according to the BBC.

Small groups of Mubarak supporters and relatives of the dead, some of whom were demanding his execution, waited outside the court.

A minor clash erupted when news emerged of the postponement.

In May, Mubarak was sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted for embezzling public funds.

Mubarak's two sons, Alaa and Gamal, were also convicted and were each sentenced to four-year prison terms in that trial.


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