Hosni Mubarak and his sons arrived at Cairo Police Academy where the trial is being held under tight security, on Saturday. A strict security measures were observed during the trial, police in riot gear lined up behind the barricade separating Mubarak and his sons from demonstrators. Only selected passes were allowed to access the court under security plan. Talking about security plan, assistant justice Minister Mohamed Manea said,"It includes unprecedented precautionary measures to ensure smooth proceedings during the trial."
Mubarak has charges of corruption, missappropriation of funds and issuing orders to kill demonstrators calling for his ouster. His two sons- Gamal and Alaa are having charges against them for corruption and misusing his father's power for profits, . The former interior Minister Habib Al Eddy and other officials of Hosni Mubarak's regime are also under trial for their involvement in corruption cases..
Mubarak, who became president of Egypt in 1981, acted as a staunch ally of America during his three decade's regime, was forced to step down from power during Egyption uprising on Feb, 2011.
Political analysts infer that "Mubarak could receive the death penalty. Or a prison term. Or be acquitted altogether."
During the trial, 84-year-old Mubarak has been broadcasted as being wheeled into the court on hospital gurney and locked in defendant's cage. A row of chaos has been observed between prosecutors and defense attorneys. The prosecutor Mustafa Suleiman, said during the trial, "Mubarak failed to carry out his duty to stop the bloodshed and the acts of violence against the Egyptian people." Mubarak has denied the charges.
Lawyer, Khalidwho represents the families of those killed in Egyption uprising, attends every session of the trial, commented on Mubarak that,"Never did he show regret."
It may be reminded that, according to Amnesty International statistics about 840 people were killed and more than 6,000 others were wounded during Egyptian uprising.