Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Exiled family returns to Somaliland

Read more

DEBATE

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Dacian Ciolos, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

EU-US free trade agreement: A bad deal for European consumers?

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Somali president

Read more

ENCORE!

Tony Allen: Putting the 'beat' in Afrobeat

Read more

REPORTERS

Uruguay: President Mujica’s social revolution

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Turkey ‘turns blind eye’ to border-crossing jihadists

Read more

Africa

Mubarak 'healthy enough' to face trial in Cairo August 3

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-07-28

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is healthy enough to go on trial for corruption in Cairo on August 3, Egypt's justice minister announced Thursday. Reports of the former leader's ill health prompted speculation the trial may be delayed.

AP - Egypt's deputy justice minister says ousted President Hosni Mubarak will be brought to Cairo for his trial on charges of corruption and ordering the killings of protesters.

Reports that Mubarak's health was faltering had raised speculation his trial, due to start Aug. 3, could be postponed or held in the Sinai resort where he has been undergoing treatment at a hospital.

Earlier Wednesday, the health minister said Mubarak was healthy enough to be moved.

Deputy Justice Minister Mohammed Munie says a ``final decision'' has been made to hold the trial in a hall at Cairo's Convention Center, according to the state news agency MENA.

Date created : 2011-07-28

  • EGYPT

    Doctors deny reports of Hosni Mubarak coma

    Read more

  • EGYPT

    Mubarak has stomach cancer, lawyer says

    Read more

  • EGYPT

    Mubarak and sons to face trial Aug. 3

    Read more

COMMENT(S)