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Egypt interior minister trial moved

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 01:33

July 25 - An Egyptian court pushes interior minister's court case to August to coincide with Mubarak family trial. Jessica Gray reports.

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Crowds in Cairo erupt angrily as military trucks drive by. They are upset over a court's decision to delay the case against former interior minister Habib al-Adli for allegedly being involved in the deaths of protesters. The case will now coincide with the trial of deposed President Hosni Mubarak and his sons, which is set for next week. But the delay has angered families of those killed. SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) LAWYER FOR FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED DURING EGYPTIAN UPRISING, HASAN ABU AL ANEIN "Of course in my personal opinion, this decision will increase the anger of the families of the martyrs, and will enflame the demonstrators in Tahrir square. And I don't understand it. Even the trial of Mubarak, which is on August 3rd -- will they have time to put the two trials together in the same case? God only knows. Will the case take place on August 3rd or not, or will we wait until the judiciary holidays, or not? God only knows. And where will it take place? Again, God only knows." Adli has become a symbol of corruption and is accused of ordering police to fire live ammunition, tear gas and water cannon to disrupt protests during the 18-day revolution. Unrest has escalated around the country in recent weeks as protesters in Cairo, Alexandria, Suez and Damietta demand the army speed justice and democratic elections. Jessica Gray, Reuters

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Egypt interior minister trial moved

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 01:33