Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mubarak Trial will be in Egypt

The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, which begins next Wednesday, will be held for security reasons in the Police Academy in Cairo and not in a convention center, as had been previously announced. Speaking to news agency Mena, the president of the Court of Appeals Egyptian Abdelaziz Omar, announced that it has definitively decided to conduct the trial in the Police Academy, located in the affluent suburb of New Cairo, East of the city.

There will also be judged by the former president his two sons, Allah, and Gamal; businessman Hussein Salem was arrested in Spain, former Minister of Interior Habib al Adli and six of his aides. Ahmed Refaat Judge Fahmi, chairman of the Cairo Criminal Court, will take over. Last Thursday, an undersecretary of the Ministry of Justice, Mohamed Mania, had revealed that the trial would take place at the headquarters of the General Organization for Investment and Free Trade Zones, located in the Exhibition Centre Nasr Medinat.

The change to the Police Academy and was shuffled in the Egyptian press that pointed out security as the main reason. The new headquarters is near the Tora prison, where they held the children of Mubarak.

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