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EGYPT:Hosni Mubarak hearings resume in Cairo

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Laaska news  Dec. 27, 2011

Security measures are being increased in Cairo ahead of the reopening of court hearings in the case of Egyptian ex-President Hosni Mubarak.

 The local media report that about 5,000 policemen will be on duty around the court building. Almost 20 armoured vehicles and 30 other army vehicles will be used for the safe transportation of Mubarak, his two sons and an ex-minister of the Interior to the court building.

They have been charged with abuse of power and involvement in the death of protesters during the anti-government demonstrations in January this year.

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Security measures tightened in Cairo ahead of Mubarak’s trial

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Cairo. Photo: EPA  

Authorities in Cairo are tightening security in preparation for the resumption of the trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, local mass media report.

It is expected that about 20 armored cars and 30 other military vehicles will be used to bring Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, to court.

They are facing charges of abuse of power and being involved in the killing of protesters during anti-governmental rallies in January.

(Interfax)

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