CAIRO, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- An Egyptian court decided Sunday to adjourn the trial of ex-president Hosni Mubarak to Sept.14, on charges of inciting violence and murdering protesters, state-TV reported.
Presided by judge Mahmoud Kamel, Cairo Criminal Court decided to adjourn the retrial of Mubarak, his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, former interior minister Habib Al Adli and six of his aides, for considering the huge amounts of documents over the case.
The judge ordered to form a tripartite committee from police, armed forces and forensic investigators to review the concrete evidences of killing protesters.
After settling his last case of corruption, Mubarak was ordered by deputy military ruler and Prime Minister Hazem Beblawi on Thursday to be placed under house arrest due to the one-month state of emergency imposed since Aug. 14.
Mubarak chose to be placed in the Maadi Military Hospital, and his house arrest will be lifted after the state of emergency ends.
CAIRO, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- The trial of the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi hails, will start Sunday, with charges against them including inciting violence and killing protesters, local media reported Saturday.
The prosecutor's office announced that the Muslim Brotherhood's General Guide Mohamed Badie, who was arrested Tuesday, would appear at criminal court on Sunday. Full story
GAZA, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Egypt on Saturday reopened Rafah crossing point with the Gaza Strip in both directions after five days of closure.
Over the past 10 days, Rafah crossing was opened twice for only allowing Palestinians stuck on the Egyptian side to return to their homes in Gaza, which is controlled by Islamic Hamas movement. Full story