Hosni Mubarak (pictured here), Egypt’s ex-president who was forced out of office last February after massive protests against his government, appeared today before court for the first day of trial on charges of corruption and conspiracy to kill a mass of protesters.
Mubarak is accused of abusing office to acquire property for himself and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, who are also being tried. The charges against him also include natural gas sales at below-market prices to Israel. He denied all accusations.
The trial was adjourned until August 15th, and Mubarak will remain in custody in a hospital outside of Cairo until then.
For the full story on bloomberg.com, please click here. The photo of Mr. Mubarak during the trial is credited to Al Jazeera.