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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Mubarak trial moved to new location outside Cairo

On July 30, 2011, an Egyptian judge announced that the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak would be held at a police academy located on the outer border of Cairo. The new location was chosen for the heightened security, after it was reported that the trial would take place at a downtown Cairo convention center. Mubarak faced charges, including murder, relating to his abuse of power in responding to pro-democracy protesters. Mubarak is currently awaiting an appeal after an Egyptian court sentenced him to life in prison.

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