Egypt: Mubarak Retrial Adjourned to Aug. 25

The Cairo Criminal Court decided Saturday 17/08/2013 to postpone until August 25 the re-trial of ex-president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, former interior minister and six of his aides and runaway businessman Hussein Salem.

The postponement came due to the absence of the defendants from attending today’s session for security reasons after political violence swept the country.

Mubarak, his former interior minister and their aides were convicted and sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the 18-day uprising that toppled him in 2011.

Mubarak together with his two sons also face accusations of using their former positions to illicitly expand their fortunes.

Gamal and Alaa, along with runaway businessman Hussein Salem face charges of corruption and exporting the gas to Israel at below market price.

Salem, who is now in Spain, also faces charges of using his connections with the Mubarak family to illicitly expand his profit.