Mubarak and security chief to be tried together

Mubarak and security chief to be tried together
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Monday, July 25, 2011 - 3:22am

An Egyptian court has decided to combine the trials of the country's former interior minister and ousted President Hosni Mubarak for the killing of nearly 900 protesters during the 18-day uprising that toppled the longtime leader in February.

Monday's ruling set Aug. 3 as the start date for the trial of Mubarak and former interior minister Habib el-Adly. That date had previously been announced as the starting date of Mubarak's trial.

The ruling was made by the chief judge in the trial of el-Adly and six of his top aides for killing the protesters. The six will also be tried with Mubarak and el-Adly. The hearing was broadcast live by state television, allowing millions of Egyptians to see el-Adly and his co -defendants in detention for the first time.

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