Egypt court to set date for Mubarak verdict next week

CAIRO - Lawyers defending ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak will make their final statements in court next Wednesday when the presiding judge will set a date to announce his verdict on charges which include killing protesters and abusing power.
The 83-year-old former president, his former interior minister and senior police officers are facing a number of charges including involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters.
Mubarak and his two sons are also charged with corruption during office.
Judge Ahmed Refaat told the court on Thursday the final session in the case would be next week and all lawyers would have to submit any last statements in writing.
In the session, defendants will be given the opportunity to make their final statements. According to procedural law, Judge Refaat will announce on Wednesday the date for a court session to read out the verdict.
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