Accessibility links

Corruption Trial Of Mubarak's Sons Postponed


A TV grab shows Gamal (left) and Alaa Mubarak in a holding cell in the courtroom in the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo in August 2011.

A TV grab shows Gamal (left) and Alaa Mubarak in a holding cell in the courtroom in the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo in August 2011.

An Egyptian court has postponed hearings of a case against the sons of former strongman Hosni Mubarak until September 8.

The two men -- Alaa and Gamal Mubarak -- and seven other defendants face charges of insider trading.

They are accused of conspiring to purchase a majority stake in the Al Watany Bank of Egypt and then selling it, knowing the bank was about to be purchased by a Kuwaiti bank.

The court said the delay is to give lawyers time to review the documents.

Hosni Mubarak, 84, is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted last month of complicity in the killing of nonviolent demonstrators during the 2011 uprising that ousted him from power.

Based on reporting by dpa and AP
XS
SM
MD
LG