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Mubarak retrial suspended until October

Aug. 25, 2013 at 3:03 PM

CAIRO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- A court began the retrial Sunday of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his sons and then adjourned proceedings until October.

The court ordered three committees formed to examine the evidence against Mubarak, Ahram Online reported. One will deal with evidence that he and his sons illegally acquired villas, another that he arranged the sale of gasoline to Israel at below-market prices and a third that he was involved in the killing of protesters during the Arab Spring of 2011.

Proceedings at the Police Academy in New Cairo were held under tight security, Ahram said. Roads in the area were blocked as the defendants were transported to the academy.

In addition to Mubarak and his sons, the 10 defendants include former interior minister Habib El-Adly and a number of Mubarak aides.

The defendants were first on trial in 2011 and 2012. Mubarak and El-Adly received life sentences in June 2012. Their verdicts were overturned in January.

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