Egypt

Former interior minister to go on trial


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Former interior minister Habib el-Adli is to go on trial, along with six other senior officers, charged with killing anti-government protesters.

The trial has been adjourned until 21st May to give the defence lawyers more time to prepare their case. The prosecution lawyers have said that they are seeking the death sentence.

Up to 800 people are said to have died in the protests which started on 25th January.

Elsewhere the ex Energy minister, Sameh Fahmy, is also to go on trial for committing crimes that harmed the national interest, wasting public funds and allowing others to profit over a gas deal with Israel.

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