CAIRO, Aug. 14 (UPI) — The trial of Egypt’s former interior minister was continued until Sept. 5 following a heated session Sunday, the presiding judge ordered.
Lawyers for more than 800 people killed in this year’s popular revolt are calling for the proceedings against Habib Al Adly and six of his aides to be combined with the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak. Mubarak’s trial resumes Monday.
Gulf News said Sunday’s hearing was called off after at least three arguments between the lawyers and presiding judge Ahmed Refaat.
Refaat said the entire cadre of attorneys would be allowed to attend the Sept. 5 session without one of the special passes that some attorneys complained were difficult to obtain.