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In Pictures: Mubarak retrial judge recuses

The retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak came to an abrupt end in its first session on Saturday after presiding judge Mostafa Abdallah recused himself. Abdallah referred the case back to the Cairo Court of Appeals which will now have to assign the case to a different bench. The Cairo Criminal Court judge had previously …

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In memo to court, Mubarak claims innocence

By Sarah El Deeb / AP CAIRO: Egypt’s former President Hosni Mubarak told the court trying him for complicity in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising that he was saddened by what he called “baseless” claims against him and expressed confidence in the judicial system and history to clear his name. Mubarak’s remarks were …

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Mubarak’s trial leaves Egypt with open wounds

By Dina Zayed / Reuters CAIRO: Mohamed Moustafa Morsy had to sneak out of his home to join the protests against Hosni Mubarak last year, afraid his parents would stop him if they knew where he was going. Hours later, the 22-year-old was dead, shot on his way to Tahrir Square. Morsy’s father is one of …

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Mubarak trial verdict June 2, says judge

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: Following a nine-hour court session, presiding judge Ahmed Refaat announced that the final verdict in Hosni Mubarak’s trial will be pronounced on June 2, adding that the session will be aired live on national television. In what is known as the trial of the century, Egypt’s ousted president Mubarak, his ex-interior minister …

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Mubarak trial enters last day before verdict

By Samer Al-Atrush / AFP CAIRO: The landmark murder and corruption trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak entered its final day of hearings on Wednesday, with the judge expected to announce the date of the verdict. The trial could see the toppled dictator, his interior minister Habib Al-Adly and six security chiefs sent to the …

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Lawyer sees ‘conspiracy of silence’ in Mubarak trial

CAIRO: A lawyer acting for the families of those killed in Egypt’s uprising against Hosni Mubarak on Monday told the court trying him that there had been a "conspiracy of silence" by those seeking to shield the former president. The prosecution and lawyers for the plaintiffs were speaking ahead the final hearing of the case …

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Mubarak lawyers should be held accountable for slander, fabrication, says prosecution

CAIRO: Attorney General Moustafa Suleiman said that slander and fabrication, either intentionally or unintentionally, by the defendants’ lawyers in Mubarak’s trial over the last month is against the law and requires legal action. The Cairo Criminal Court listened Monday to the prosecution’s final case and the civil rights plaintiffs on the arguments raised by the …

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Egypt court to set date for Mubarak verdict next week

CAIRO: Lawyers defending ousted 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 protestors and abusing power. The 83-year-old former president, his former interior minister and senior police officers are facing a number of charges …

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Evidence circumstantial, protesters not all ‘peaceful’, say lawyers in Mubarak trial

CAIRO: The defense team representing Hassan Abdel Rahman, former state security chief currently on trial for complicity in killing protesters alongside ousted President Hosni Mubarak, said Thursday that the evidence against his client was "circumstantial". However, Samir Helmy, one of the lawyers representing the victims’ families strongly refuted such claims, saying that the evidence was …

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Mubarak misses court hearing due to bad weather

CAIRO: Ousted president Hosni Mubarak missed Tuesday’s court hearing due to poor weather conditions, as the defense for General Adly Fayed, former deputy interior minister, pleaded its case. According to Samir Helmy, one of the civil rights lawyers, Fayed’s defense team said that no orders were given to central security forces to use live ammunition …

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Defense asks ElBaradei to testify in Mubarak trial

CAIRO: A lawyer for Egypt’s former interior minister asked the court on Saturday to have Nobel Peace Prize laureate and pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei testify as a witness in his client’s defense. Mohamed El-Gendi, an attorney for Habib El-Adly, said ElBaradei could testify that security forces from the interior ministry protected him and ensured he …

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Mubarak lawyer’s argument legally weak, say lawyers

CAIRO: Lawyers representing the families of martyrs criticized the argument by Mubarak’s lawyer Farid El-Deeb this week, describing it as legally weak. El-Deeb, who is representing Mubarak against charges of complicity in killing protesters and making illicit gain, said on Thursday that civilian courts have no authority to hear corruption charges against his client because …

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Mubarak and the Wolf Brigades

By Rania Al Malky CAIRO: When this is all over and we look back to 2011 in 20 years’ time, the single most important outcome of the January 25 uprising will be the fate of Mubarak, his immediate family and their close-knit clique, some now basking in Tora prison while others continue to run the show …

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Mubarak trial resumes after delay

CAIRO: The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, charged with the killing of protesters and abuse of power, resumed on Wednesday following a delay of almost two months while lawyers demanded a new judge. Mubarak, his two sons, the former interior minister and senior police officers face a range of charges including involvement in …

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Mubarak trial to resume Wednesday

CAIRO: The trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, former interior minister and senior police officers accused of ordering the killing of protesters during the January uprising, is scheduled to resume on Wednesday Dec. 28, following a three-month halt to decide whether to replace the judge presiding over the case. Earlier this month, …

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Mubarak faces next trial hearing on Dec 28

CAIRO: The next session in former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s trial will be on Dec. 28, two days after a separate court convenes to decide whether to change the judges handling the case, the judge said on Sunday. Mubarak, his two sons, the former interior minister and senior police officers, who face a range of …

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Lawyers in Hosni Mubarak trial demand new judges

CAIRO: The trial of Hosni Mubarak came to a halt Saturday as lawyers demanded a new panel of judges after highly anticipated testimony from Egypt’s military ruler, a former confidant of the ousted president. Field Marshal Hussein Tantawy gave his testimony under a total media blackout, with journalists barred from the court and forbidden to …

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Chaotic Mubarak trial worries martyrs’ families

CAIRO: Moustafa Morsy arrived at the Cairo court room on Monday morning, hoping to get some justice for his 22-year-old son, shot dead during protests that ousted Egypt’s president Hosni Mubarak. After sitting through hours of legal wrangling and chaotic arguments, Morsy left the court again fearing he might never see Mubarak and his allies …

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Egypt judge shoulders historic task in Mubarak case

CAIRO: For the final case of his career, Egyptian Judge Ahmed Refaat has no easy task: to deliver justice in the trial of the first Arab head of state to appear in court since popular uprisings swept the Middle East. With audiences across the region glued to their television screens to see former President Hosni …

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Mubarak trial adjourned to Sept. 5; no longer televised

CAIRO: In the second hearing of the trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, the judge adjourned the case to Sept. 5 where it will join that of former interior minister Habib Al-Adly and his aides for the crime of killing protesters.  In his closing remarks, Presiding Judge Ahmed Refaat also announced that the trial will …

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Lawyer calls to separate murder from corruption charges in Mubarak trial

CAIRO: The trial of former president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons resumed on Monday at the Police Academy, as the civil rights team called for separating the corruption chargers from the murder case. "There should be a separation between the accusations in the gas deal and the killing of the protesters, since we fear …

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Lawyers form new legal team to represent martyrs families in Mubarak trial

CAIRO: A number of prominent lawyers from across the political spectrum set up Saturday a new team to represent martyrs’ families in the case of killing protestors in which ousted president Hosni Mubarak, ex-Minister of Interior Habib Al-Adly and six of his aides are charged. The lawyers said that the "weak performance" of lawyers representing …

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