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Legal experts blast performance of lawyers representing victims at Mubarak trial

CAIRO: The lawyers representing families of the victims performed horribly during Wednesday’s opening session of the corruption and murder trial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, legal experts said. The 85 lawyers in attendance, representing 414 victims killed during the uprising earlier this year, were in attendance to ensure the trial runs smoothly, and the interests …

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Arabs gripped by Mubarak trial

CAIRO: The dramatic images of ailing Hosni Mubarak in the defendants’ cage has captivated the Arab world, where the murder trial of Egypt’s former president has been hailed as a lesson for those clinging to power. Footage of the ailing 83-year-old, lying on a hospital bed behind the wire mesh of the cage on Thursday, …

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Tantawy likely to testify at Mubarak trial if asked: source

CAIRO: Field Marshal Hussein Tantawy, Egypt’s military ruler, will most likely testify in the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak if summoned after a request by the defense, a security official said Thursday. Fareed El-Deeb, who represented the fallen dictator at his murder trial, asked the judge in its first session on Wednesday to summon …

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Mubarak trial helps restore military credibility

  CAIRO: The trial of ex-president Hosni Mubarak has restored credibility in the ruling military, after it was shaken by suspicions it was dragging its feet in bringing former regime officials to justice.   Until the morning of Wednesday, before Mubarak’s trial started, many Egyptians including youth who spearheaded the revolt that toppled him doubted …

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Egypt press gasps at images of fallen ‘Pharaoh’

CAIRO: Egypt’s press on Thursday captured the nation’s incredulity at seeing Hosni Mubarak on trial for murder, hailing the fall of the "Pharaoh" as a triumph for the revolution that ended his 30-year rule. Pictures of Mubarak lying on a stretcher and dressed in a white prison suit blanketed the front pages of newspapers, six …

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ANALYSIS: Egypt’s army wins respite with trial but may not last

CAIRO: Egypt’s generals may have gained a short respite from street protests by putting their former commander in the dock but it will have whetted the appetites of some activists to seek more concessions and may have opened the army to unwelcome scrutiny. Protesters have become increasingly critical of the generals who took charge of …

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Mubarak, sons deny murder, corruption charges; case adjourned till Aug. 15

CAIRO: Former president Hosni Mubarak denied murder and corruption charges as he appeared in court with his two sons on Wednesday in a historic trial. The trial hearings will resume on Aug. 15, following the opening procedural session. Judge Ahmed Refaat, head of the Fifth District at the Cairo Criminal Court who is presiding over …

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Fairness of Mubarak trial promising, but too soon to judge, says Amnesty

CAIRO: Amnesty International called the first day of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s trial “promising,” but cautioned it’s still too early to make judgments on whether the trial is fair. “It is a milestone for Egypt to see the former president and his codefendants on trial for the crimes committed,” Mohamed Lotfy, Amnesty’s Egypt Researcher …

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Egypt’s Mubarak trial set to rattle Arab rulers

CAIRO: Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak flew to Cairo on Wednesday where he will be tried for conspiring to kill protesters, the first Arab ruler to appear in court since uprisings swept the region. Speculation had swirled in the hours before the trial about whether the 83-year-old, hospitalized in Sharm El-Sheikh on the Red Sea since April, …

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Mubarak loyalists, foes clash outside court

CAIRO: Fresh clashes erupted on Wednesday between loyalists and foes of Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak who was being tried on murder charges. Pro-Mubarak protesters who had gathered outside the Cairo Police Academy — where the former strongman was on trial with his sons, the ex-interior minister and six security chiefs — clashed with his …

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Mubarak Trial Facts

  Ousted president Hosni Mubarak faces the following charges: • Attempted murder of protesters during the January 25 uprising. • Inciting officers and policemen to fire live bullets at protesters and attack them with moving vehicles. • Accepting for himself and his two sons Gamal and Alaa a mansion, four villas and other real estate …

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Egyptians hold their breath for Mubarak trial

CAIRO: Despite official assurances that Hosni Mubarak will be in the defendant’s cage on Wednesday for his murder trial, few Egyptians cannot imagine seeing the ousted strongman in a courtroom. Even a day before Mubarak is set to stand trial for murder along with his two sons and cronies in Cairo, there is disbelief that …

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From iron fist to iron bars: Mubarak goes on trial

CAIRO: Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, whose spectacular downfall sent shockwaves across the region, faces trial Wednesday on charges of murder and corruption that could see him sent to the gallows. Mubarak, 83, is due to appear in court at the Cairo Police Academy along with his two sons Alaa and Gamal, former interior minister …

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Egyptians await Mubarak trial with mixed feelings

CAIRO: Hosni Mubarak’s murder and corruption trial, which opens on Wednesday, is generating a mixture of excitement and regret among the Egyptians who overthrew the veteran president. Mubarak, 83, is charged with murder in connection to the deaths of more than 800 anti-regime protesters and corruption during his widely reviled three decades in rule. "He’s …

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Mubarak trial hearings to be held in succession, says judge

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s trial hearings will be held at the Police Academy on consecutive days, not abiding by the regular court schedule, until a final verdict is issued, said Chancellor Ahmed Refaat, head of the Cairo Criminal Court and the judge presiding over the case. At a press conference Sunday, Refaat …

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Mubarak Aug. 3 trial to be held in Cairo, protesters skeptical

By Shaimaa Fayed / Reuters CAIRO: The trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak for charges that include ordering the killing of protesters will take place at Cairo’s Police Academy on Wednesday Aug. 3, the state news agency MENA said on Saturday. A source close to Mubarak had said on Thursday his lawyer would tell the …

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Egypt lays plans for venue of Mubarak trial

By Ben Hubbard / AP CAIRO: Hosni Mubarak’s trial will be set at the Cairo Exhibition Grounds with hundreds of seats for an audience, heavy security and a metal defendants’ cage large enough to hold the man who ruled Egypt unchallenged for three decades, his two sons and seven associates, judicial officials have said. Minister of …

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Mubarak trial at Cairo Exhibition Grounds, says justice ministry

By Tamim Elyan and Heba Fahmy Deputy Minister of Justice for Court Affairs Mohamed Manei confirmed to Daily News Egypt Thursday that ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s trial will take place at the Cairo Exhibition Grounds on Aug. 3. Preparations are currently underway to secure the General Authority for Investments Hall where Mubarak, his two sons, ex-interior …

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Egyptian army in a bind over Mubarak trial

By Edmund Blair / Reuters SUEZ: An effigy hanging from a lamppost shows the fate some protesters in the Egyptian port city of Suez would like to see meted out to former President Hosni Mubarak. But they don’t believe the army will ever let it happen to their former commander. “Our impression right now is that …

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Al-Adly to be tried with Mubarak on Aug 3

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The New Cairo Court decided on Monday to try former interior minister Habib Al-Adly and six of his assistants, along side ousted president Hosni Mubarak on Aug. 3, for their involvement in killing and injuring peaceful protesters. One of the family members of the martyrs threw a hard object at the dock …

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Mubarak likely to be tried in Red Sea resort: sources

By AFP CAIRO: Ex-Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak’s murder trial will most likely be held in the Red Sea resort where he is hospitalized, which is bound to anger activists demanding his transfer to Cairo, officials said on Saturday. The 83-year-old former strongman has been detained in a Sharm El-Sheikh hospital since April, and he is …

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FM says no Gulf pressure to halt Mubarak trial

By Shaimaa Fayed / Reuters CAIRO: Egypt’s foreign minister dismissed talk of any pressure on Cairo from Gulf Arab states to prevent the trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, according to an interview published on Saturday. Mubarak, overthrown in February by a popular uprising, is due to stand trial on Aug. 3 for the killing of …

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Mubarak was first to support revolution, claims his lawyer

By Marwa Al-A’asar CAIRO: Lawyer Farid El-Deeb representing ousted president Hosni Mubarak claimed in a televised interview Monday that his client was the first to support the January 25 Revolution. “The revolution [erupting] on Jan. 25 is definitely different from what happened on Jan. 28. The [Jan. 25] one was a rightful revolution where the youth …

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Mubarak trial to begin August 3

CAIRO: Ousted president Hosni Mubarak will stand trial on Aug. 3 along with his two sons Alaa and Gamal and businessman Hussein Salem, the Cairo Cassation Court said on Tuesday. The four were referred to the North Cairo Criminal Court, but the location of the trial is yet to be announced. Reports suggested that the …

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Mubarak served to stand trial in criminal court, remains in Sharm

By Yehia Zakaria and Tamim Elyan SINAI: Ousted president Hosni Mubarak was served Tuesday a legal summons from the Tor Sinai Court, referring him to an unidentified criminal court, to stand trial on charges of killing protestors, misuse of power, incurring damages to public funds and profiteering. Mohamed El-Khatib, head of the South Sinai security directorate, …

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Mubarak has no regrets, no fortune, says lawyer

By Tamim Elyan CAIRO: Hosni Mubarak’s fortune does not exceed $1 million and he has no money outside the country, said the ousted president’s lawyer Farid El-Deeb in an interview with CNN Sunday night. El-Deeb also said that Mubarak is “very sad and sorry” that he is accused of ordering that live ammunition be fired on …

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Mubarak denies knowing protesters killed, sons’ interrogations resume Monday

By Heba Fahmy CAIRO: The interrogation of ousted president Hosni Mubarak was reportedly interrupted three times after he broke out in tears when questioned on charges of killing protesters, misuse of power and profiteering. According to press reports, Mubarak denied that he had any information about the killing of protesters in the early days of the …

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Mubarak knew of ‘every bullet fired,’ says ex-spy chief

By AFP CAIRO: Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak, charged with murder, “had complete knowledge of every bullet fired” at protesters, according to damning testimony by his former spy chief published in a state newspaper on Thursday. Al-Akhbar daily reported that prosecutors partly relied on testimony provided by Omar Suleiman, the former head of intelligence and briefly …

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Mubarak may face death sentence, says lawyer

CAIRO: Ousted president Hosni Mubarak is likely to face the death penalty if proven guilty of being involved in the killing of peaceful protesters as well as the attempted murder of others, law professor Salah Sadek told Daily News Egypt. “A person who incites such a crime is an accessory to murder who legally receives …

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Prosecutor refers Mubarak, sons and Hussein Salem to criminal court

CAIRO: The Prosecutor General referred Tuesday ousted president Hosni Mubarak, his sons Gamal and Alaa and businessman Hussein Salem to the Cairo Criminal Court on charges of killing protestors, misuse of power, incurring damages on public funds, and profiteering. Mubarak was also referred to Military Prosecution to be questioned on arms deals in accordance with …

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