CAIRO, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- A Egyptian court on Saturday postponed the retrial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak to Aug. 25 amid ongoing clashes and riots triggered by nationwide Islamist protests to demand the reinstatement of ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
Mubarak and the other defendants, including his two sons Alaa and Gamal, former interior minister Habib Al Adly and fugitive businessman Hussein Salem, face charges of involvement in the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 unrest. The former president was forced from office in February 2011 following two weeks of mass street protests.
Mubarak, his two sons and Al Adly did not appear in Saturday's session due to difficulties in transferring them to the court room in the Police Academy in New Cairo amid ongoing clashes.
Morsi is under arrest pending investigation over spying charges.