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Trial venue of former Egyptian president changed: official

07-31-2011 09:53 BJT

The trial venue of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been changed to a police academy in Cairo, Chief Justice of the Cairo Court of Appeals el-Sayyed Abdel- Aziz Omar announced Saturday.

Along with Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, fugitive businessmen Hussein Salem, former interior minister Habib el-Adli and six senior police officials, accused of multiple charges of stealing government funds, will also be tried.

Mubarak is due to stand trial starting on Aug. 3 on charges of killing demonstrators and abusing public office.

Official MENA news agency reported Friday that Mubarak is in an "almost stable" condition though suffering from "severe depression. "

Minister of Health Amr Helmy said Thursday that 83-year-old Mubarak is well enough to be moved from a hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

"Mubarak's health is in appropriate condition for him to be tried in Cairo," Helmy said.

Some 846 people died and more than 6,000 were injured in the protests from Jan. 25 to Feb. 11.



Editor:Liu Fang |Source: Xinhua

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