Judge Ahmed Refaat 311 R.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Egypt TV via Reuters TV)
CAIRO - The judge trying Egypt's Hosni Mubarak said on Wednesday that the court would reconvene to hear the case of the former president on Aug. 15 and said the fallen leader would be moved from a hospital on the Red Sea to one near Cairo.
Judge Ahmed Refaat also ordered that Mubarak and others involved would be required to attend the next session.
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"The court has decided to resume the case on Aug. 15," the judge said, adding that Mubarak would be held in detention in a hospital on the outskirts of Cairo where he could receive full medical treatment, instead of Sharm e-Sheikh.
Separately, the judge said the court would reconvene for the case of former interior minister Habib Adli on Aug. 4.
The next session of the trial could prove to be just as compelling as the first, as the lawyer representing former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak called
on Wednesday for the military ruler of Egypt to be summoned as a witness.
Mubarak's lawyer Farid al-Deeb asked to "hear the testimony of Field
Marshal (Mohamed Hussein) Tantawi" among a list of more than 1600 people
he requested as witnesses, including former and current governors in
the region of South Sinai.
He also listed other requests, including asking for a permit to get a
specialist doctor to tend to Mubarak who has been hospitalized since
Mubarak, sons plead not guilty to all
Mubarak denied charges that
he was involved
in the killing of protesters and other corruption charges in the first day of his trial.
deny all those accusations," Mubarak said speaking from the bed where he lay inside a cage
for defendants in the Cairo court. His two sons, Gamal and Alaa, both
holding copies of the Muslim holy book the Koran, also denied
Prosecutor asks for the
lawyer acting for families of those killed in Egypt's uprising said
former interior minister
Habib Adli was ordered by Mubarak to
kill demonstrators and demanded execution for the ex-minister.
took orders from the ousted president to kill the protesters... We ask
for implementation of the top punishment for the accused," the lawyer
told the judge when referring to Adli's case.
Adli is being tried alongside Mubarak, his sons and other
Violence erupts outside the trial
broke out between pro-Mubarak and anti-Mubarak factions
watching the televised trial outside the Cairo police academy where it
was taking place.
Amer, 30, a water company employee watching the proceedings from
outside the court said, "I
don't believe this ... to see a president being tried ... I never
imagined it. I am so happy, I feel tomorrow will be better and that the
next president knows what could happen to him if he goes against his
Ali Abdullah, a grocery store owner in
said, "I used to oppose the revolution at first. I criticized the youth
in Tahrir and those who protested. But seeing that their efforts have
finally brought this pharaoh to court, I must say that I salute the
revolution and the youth of Egypt."
outside the court chanted, "Oh Mubarak hold your head high," and, "We
will demolish the prison and burn it down, if Hosni Mubarak is