Cairo Criminal Court on Saturday postponed the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak, his sons Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, his former Minister of Interior Habib Al-Adly, and six aides to the following day.
Eighty-five year old Mubarak attended the hearing at the Police Academy, where the trial has been held for security reasons.
The defendants face charges of inciting to, agreeing to, and aiding in the killing of protesters during the 25 January Revolution. They are also charged with “spreading chaos in the country” and “creating a security vacuum”.
Mubarak is additionally accused of wasting public funds and illegally exporting oil.
Saturday’s hearing was adjourned to prepare for the testimony of witness summoned by the defence, according to state-owned Al-Ahram.
Earlier in the trial, former director of military police Hamdy Badeen, who has since been appointed as Egypt’s military attaché to the embassy in China, testified as a witness. Other witnesses for the case have included former minister of defence Mohamed Tantawi and prominent writer and journalist Ibrahim Eissa.
In February, the Cairo Court of Cassation sentenced Al-Adly and his assistant for security forces Hassan Abdel Hamid to three years in prison after they were found guilty of using Central Security Forces conscripts to work at Al-Adly’s farmhouse in the Giza suburb of 6 October and to serve the former minister and his family.