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Aug 3, 2011

Mubarak Deny All Charges

CAIRO (AFP) - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in his first trial in the Police Academy in Cairo on Wednesday, rejected all charges against him and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal.
"The charges were all just engineering and there is no legal evidence to support it," Mubarak said through his lawyer, Farid al-Deeb.
Mubarak has been charged with layered, that is beside the accused ordered the killing of hundreds of demonstrators in January and February 2011, also misuse of authority and corruption charges.
In the trial's lawyers asked Judge Mubarak presented the High Military Council Chairman Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi to be a witness in court.
Besides Marshal Tantawi, Mubarak's lawyers also register over 1600 names including former Vice President Omar Suleiman and a number of other former officials.
All the doctors who treated Mubarak in Sharm El Sheikh Hospital since last April also included in the list of witnesses in the upcoming trial.
The first court led by Chief Justice, Ahmed Refaat lasted for about four hours which is maintained inside and extra tight in the dayroom.
Judge set the next court will take place on August 15, 2011.
Cairo seemed calm on the first day of the trial against the former ruler was 82 years old.
More than 1,000 security forces of police and military were on guard tight inside and outside the court.
Some wide-screen television installed in the outside courts and some places in Cairo to allow people to witness the way the courts are open to the public.
Outside the hearing had occurred fist fights between pro and anti-Mubarak regime, but was dammed and are separated by security forces.
As his return to the Police Academy building on Wednesday morning, Mubarak also transported by helicopter.
Panel of Judges declare Mubarak will put in a military hospital in Cairo while waiting for the next trial.
Meanwhile, Mubarak's two sons, Alaa and Gamal, who is also on trial with Mubarak, will remain detained in Prison Torah, a suburb of Cairo.
In addition to Mubarak and his two children, the same court also prosecute some former officials including former Interior Minister Habib Al Adly accused of ordering the murder of 850 demonstrators in January and February revolution that overthrew the Mubarak regime.

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