Mubarak trial to be held in Cairo

Egypt's ex-president and his two sons Alaa and Gamal are scheduled to appear in court on August 3.


    The trial of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and others over their involvement in the killing of protesters will be held in Cairo, the official news agency said.

    "It has been decided that the trial of ex-president Hosni Mubarak and his two sons Alaa and Gamal ... will be held in the building of the General Authority for Investment and the free trade areas in the Cairo Expo grounds," MENA quoted a justice ministry official as saying on Thursday.

    Mubarak has been in hospital in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh since April when he was first questioned by the authorities.

    It was not immediately clear if Mubarak's health condition would prevent him from attending in person.

    Egypt's health minister has said Mubarak is healthy enough to be moved to Cairo for his trial.

    Amr Hilmy told reporters that "Mubarak's health is in an appropriate condition to be tried in Cairo."

    SOURCE: Agencies


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