Cairo - Toppled president Hosni Mubarak's retrial was
adjourned until July on Monday after new documents and videos were submitted
over his alleged complicity in the killings of protesters during Egypt's 2011
The criminal court in Cairo, on a technicality, also ordered
the release of his two sons, Alaa and Gamal Mubarak, who have been on trial
along with the former leader on corruption charges.
The maximum two-year period of preventive detention has run
out but the brothers are unlikely to walk free because of other charges against
them, a judicial source said.
"The court orders their release so long as they are not
being detained in other cases," said Judge Mahmud al-Rashidi, who set July
6 as the date for the next hearing in Mubarak's trial.
In the latest hearing, cartons filled with police notebooks
and videos of demonstrations on Cairo's Tahrir Square, epicentre of the 2011
revolt during which almost 850 people died, were submitted to the court.
The defence asked for an adjournment to study the new
Mubarak, 85, in white prison uniform and dark glasses, was
present in the cage holding the accused, along with his sons, former interior
minister Habib al-Adly and six former police commanders.
His original trial led to a life sentence for Mubarak and
Adly, and acquittals for the six police commanders. But an appeals court
ordered a retrial, citing procedural errors.