Minor Skirmishes Outside Court Following Mubarak’s Trial

Minor skirmishes erupted between supporters of former President Hosni Mubarak and his opponents as both groups gathered outside the police academy expectant of a verdict in his trial.

Security forces immediately intervened and put an end to the clashes.

The former president was being tried alongside his interior minister and six of his aides on charges of killing protesters during the 18-day January 2011 uprising which toppled his regime. Mubarak, his two sons and an Egyptian businessman are also being tried at the same court on corruption charges related to the export of gas to Israel.

The trial was postponed to November 29, despite a scheduled verdict on Saturday.

Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for the same charges before an appeals court ordered his retrial. The retrial began on May 11, 2013.

In May, a Cairo court sentenced Mubarak to three years in prison on embezzlement charges, while his two sons were sentenced to four years in prison for the same charges.

He is serving time in a military hospital in Cairo.

Source : Aswat Masriya