Middle East, August 25: Egypt — Mubarak and Muslim Brotherhood Leaders in Court on Sunday


LATEST: Egypt — Mubarak Retrial Postponed to September 14

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Both deposed President Hosni Mubarak and recently-arrested Muslim Brotherhood leaders are due in Egyptian courts on Sunday.

Mubarak, who left prison for house arrest on Thursday, will appear for a hearing in his retrial on charges of complicity in the deaths of protesters during the 2011 uprising that overthrew him.

In a different court, Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his two deputies, Rashad El Bayoumi and Khairat El Shater, will be among six Brotherhood defendants accused of inciting the murder of protesters.

Badie was detained last week while El Bayoumi and El Shater were seized just after the July 3 coup against President Mohamed Morsi, backed by the Brotherhood.

The men have been charged over the deaths of protesters who died outside their Cairo headquarters on June 30.

Like Mubarak, all six Brotherhood members face the death penalty if convicted.

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Egypt: Mubarak Retrial Postponed to September 14

The Cairo criminal court adjourned the retrial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, former Interior Minister Habib El-Adly, and Mubarak aides to September 14.

The court ordered the formation of three different committees to inspect evidence provided by prosecutors.

One committee will inspect the evidence related to corruption charges over the acquisition of villas by Mubarak and his sons Gamal and Alaa.

Another committee will inspect charges related to the case of selling gas to Israel at below-market-prices.

The third committee will examine material evidence related to the killing of protesters during the January-February 2011 uprising against Mubarak.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Trial Postponed, Mubarak Now in Court

The hearing for the detained Muslim Brotherhood leaders was brief, as journalist Gregg Carlstrom reports:

And now it is Hosni Mubarak’s turn:

Yemen: At Least 6 Killed By Bomb on Military Bus

At least six people have been killed and 26 wounded in the bombing of on a bus carrying members of the Yemeni air force.

The bus was on its way to Sanaa airport, adjacent to the base used by the air force, when it was struck.

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