Last updated: 4 August, 2011

Egypt ex-security chief trial adjourned to August 14

The murder trial of Egypt’s former interior minister Habib Al-Adly and six of his deputies was adjourned on Thursday to August 14 to allow lawyers more time to review the evidence.

Adly, sentenced in a previous trial to 12 years for corruption, is accused of ordering police to fire on protesters during an 18-day revolt that started on January 25 and toppled the regime.

He is on trial with former president Hosni Mubarak, who made his first appearance in court on Wednesday in a stretcher along with his two sons, who are charged with corruption.

Adly and Mubarak, also charged with premeditated murder, could be executed if convicted.

The next hearing that will look into the charges against Mubarak is scheduled for August 15.