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Charged with corruption and attempted murder by targeting unarmed pro-democracy demonstrators during the Egyptian Revolution of January 25, Hosni Mubarak lies on a hospital bed inside of the ‘cage’ within an Egyptian courtroom that, ironically, once bore his name. He is joined by his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, his former Interior Minister, and a number of other ex-government officials being tried for various high crimes.
Hosni Mubarak’s trial has been adjourned until August 15.
Here are a series of screenshots and images from the first day of the publicized Mubarak Trial.
Hosni Mubarak’s face captured through the ‘cage’.
Hosni Mubarak’s two sons, Gamal (left) and Alaa (right), wearing white jumpsuits. Hosni Mubarak is lying on a stretcher to the left of Gamal.
Judge Ahmed Rifaat presides over the court.
Side view of the “defense team” comprised of dozens of lawyers representing Mubarak, his sons, and the six other elite government officials from the former regime.
Hosni Mubarak’s elbow and a side of his face can be seen through the ‘cage’ in the courtroom.
On the left is a screenshot of the “defense team”. The right image shows crowds of Mubarak supporters mixed with pro-democracy demonstrators following the proceedings of the trial outside of the court building.
The “cage”. To the left of the cage, in white, are Hosni Mubarak’s two sons, Gamal and Alaa. The white figure behind the guard in the blue suit on the far left is Husni Mubarak himself, still positioned on the stretcher.
One of the many lawyers representing the defendants (Mubarak, sons, and others) announces a list of procedural requests.
Gamal Mubarak awaits trial in the ‘cage’ next to his father, Hosni, and his brother, Alaa.
Only 600 people are allowed in the courtroom.
Scuffles broke out multiple times between Mubarak opponents and supporters. Police and demonstrators have been injured and taken away in a convoy of ambulances.
Police and riot guards rush to halt a scuffle occurring outside of the court building.
Riot police form a wall between demonstrators and the court building. At least 1000 riot police are stationed around the building.
Former Interior Ministry Habib al-Adly sits on a bench within the ‘cage’ inside of the courtroom. He is wearing blue rather than white because he has already been served a sentence. He will be serving 12 years in prison, according to reports.
Civil rights lawyers representing the families of victims that were killed or injured during the Revolution demand compensation for those affected.
An official of the court reads the indictments to which Hosni Mubarak’s defense team will be countering. The charges include premeditated murder, being an accessory to murder, and corruption.
Hosni Mubarak denies all charges made against him.
Hosni Mubarak and his two sons deny all allegations made against them. The charges include variations of murder and corruption.
Screenshots are from Al Jazeera English