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Court resumes trial for Mubarak

12-29-2011 07:41 BJT

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The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resumed Wednesday. The trial was suspended for three months after civil rights lawyers demanded that the court panel be changed. Adel EL-Mahrouky brings us this story from Cairo.

The former Egyptian President, his two sons, former interior minister and 6 senior officials of the former regime are accused of premeditated murder of 840 protesters during the uprising that began in January .

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is seen in the courtroom for his trial at the
Police Academy in Cairo, in this still image taken from video August 3, 2011.

Civil Rights lawyer Ahraf Aglan said: "After the sessions that we have already attended before, it is clear that this trial is only a show there is no evidence in this trial, the only evidence was already destroyed by the first witness. And this general was given a raise on this actions. It shows that there will be no legal judgment in this trial and if there are any judgments in this process it will be only political just to satisfy the public."

The violent clashes that happened in Tahrir square in the past weeks in Cairo, have apparently left the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces with egg on its face and given hope to Mubarak’s supporters will he have the last laugh?

One Mubarak supporter Ayat Osman said: “This is the biggest proof that the president is innocent. I think that when they capture Ukrainians and Israelis and many foreign hands in Egypt, when weapons from Israel are captured in Tahrir Square and when bombs are smuggled to Egypt. This is the biggest proof that the president had nothing to do with anything. He is innocent."

Relatives of those killed in the unrest are however becoming increasingly impatient. They favour a speedy trial. Few of them gathered outside the court jeering at

Mubarak and Tantawy , the president of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.

Victim’s brother Mahoud Goumaa said: "I tell Tantawy our patience is running out. And if it ends we will explode in this country. We want our revenge on Mubarak, if he dies his sons will bear that revenge. Our vengeance will be with his sons and we will kill them to take the revenge of our martyrs."

Anger spread among many of the martyrs families who most of them have been denied rights to enter the court and hear the trial. Mubarak and his two sons are also accused of corruption, abuse of power and exporting cheap natural gas to Israel in favor of Hussien Salem, a business partner of the Mubarak.

Reporter: "Once again Egypt’s historic trial is back on truck. Sources intimate that the judgement may be out by March. As of now, delays are leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of the bereaved families and Mubarak’s relatives as well. "

A still imgage taken from a video broadcast on Egypt's Nile television channel shows
outsted president Hosni Mubarak being wheeled on hospital stretcher into court for the
resumption of his trial in Cairo, after a three-month hiatus.

Egyptian ousted president Hosni Mubarak lies on a stretcher as he is wheeled into a
courtroom in Cairo, on September 7.


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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