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Trial judge for Egypt’s Mubarak to speed process | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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CAIRO (AP) — The judge who will try Egypt’s ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has vowed a speedy trial with all hearings to be broadcast live on state television.

Mubarak, his security chief Habib el-Adly and six top police officers could be sentenced to death if found guilty on charges they ordered the use of lethal force against protesters during Egypt’s 18-day uprising. Some 850 protesters were killed.

Judge Ahmed Rifaat told a news conference Sunday that he would allow 600 people to attend the trial, scheduled to open Wednesday in the country’s national police academy in a Cairo suburb.

Mubarak’s sons Gamal and Alaa will also be tried along with their father and a close associate on charges of corruption.