The trial of former president Hosni Mubarak was postponed to 7 April on Wednesday. The defence for the case also includes Mubarak’s sons Gamal and Alaa, former Minister of Interior Habib Al-Adly, and six aides.
Charges in the case, which was held in the Police Academy amid security concerns, include inciting to, agreeing to, and aiding the killing of protesters in January 2011. The former regime figures are also being charged with “spreading chaos in the country” and “creating a security vacuum”, according to state-owned Al-Ahram.
The court announced it would receive requests on Saturday and Sunday from satellite channels that wished to provide live broadcasts of the proceedings.
Mubarak is also charged with wasting public funds and the illegal export of oil.
In February, prosecution announced that Mubarak would also stand trial with his two sons and face charges of embezzlement. Prosecution alleged that the three Mubaraks had embezzled EGP 125m ($18m) earmarked for presidential palaces.