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Egypt: Mubarak Denies Murder, Graft Charges

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Cairo’s Criminal Court on Thursday postponed the trial of toppled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, former minister Adli, fugitive businessman Hussein Salem and other aides and to Saturday. They are accused of killings protesters and financial corruption.

On Thursday, the court has continued to hear the arguments by Farid El-Deeb, the lawyer for Mubarak and his sons, who denied murder charges. He said the responsibility for the death belonged to the armed forces that have taken control on the events on Jan. 28, 2011 and not the police forces. In addition, on Thursday El-Deeb presented nine “new evidences,” which he said «exonerate Mubarak and his two sons from the charge of power abuse ».

El-Deeb said that military courts are «the only party that should review graft charges against Mubarak, because he is still a member of the armed forces, according to the law.»

Out of the court at the Police Academy, some 25 members from the families of the martyrs chanted slogans against the deposed president and his supporters. They called for the execution of Mubarak.

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