Trial of Mubarak's security chief resumes in Cairo
CAIRO (AP) — A day after the start of Hosni Mubarak's historic trial, seven of his co-defendants are back in the courtroom on charges of ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising that toppled Egypt's longtime president.
Thursday's hearing of former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly and six top police officials is being broadcast live on Egyptian state televisions.
The seven appeared in court first on Wednesday in the same defendants' cage with Mubarak and his two sons — one-time heir apparent Gamal and businessman Alaa — in a related case that is tried by the same judge. The Mubaraks' trial resumes Aug. 15.
Mubarak, el-Adly and the six police officials face the death penalty if convicted over the protesters' deaths.
The three Mubaraks separately face corruption charges.