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Mubarak trial resumes

Hamdy Badeen testifies in the "trial of the century"

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, behind the defendant's cage at the Police Academy in Cairo on June 8, 2013 (AFP/File)
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, behind the defendant’s cage at the Police Academy in Cairo on June 8, 2013 (AFP/File)

The trial of former president Hosni Mubarak, bringing up charges of wasting public funds, killing protesters, and the illegal export of oil, continued on Saturday.

Mubarak, who stands trial with his sons Alaa and Gamal, along with his former Minister of Interior Habib Al-Adly and six aides, attended their Saturday hearing at the Police Academy.

Former Director of Military Police Hamdy Badeen, who has since been appointed as the country’s military attaché to the embassy in China, also arrived to court on Saturday as a witness.

Witnesses in the case have included former Minister of Defence Mohamed Hussein Tantawi and prominent writer and journalist Ibrahim Eissa.

Police applied security to the area surrounding the Police Academy, where a number of high-profile hearings have taken place, but there was no significant presence of protesters or supporters of the ousted president.

Al-Adly was found guilty last week of the “enslavement” of Central Security Forces conscripts and handed a three year sentence. The former interior minister had been accused of using CSF conscripts to work at his farmhouse in 6 October City and to serve him and his family.

On Thursday, public prosecution announced that Mubarak would stand trial with his two sons on embezzlement charges on 19 February. Prosecution alleged that the three Mubaraks had embezzled EGP 125m ($18m) earmarked for presidential palaces.

At the time of print, the date for the next hearing had not yet been announced.

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