Mubarak due in court, 1st witnesses to testify

September 5, 2011 - 2:25 AM
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Egyptians walk in front of an anti- ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak graffiti in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Sept.4, 2011, a day before the third trial session of him, his two sons, his former security chief and six other senior officials on charges of conspiring to kill protesters during mass uprising that ousted them from power. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak is returning to court for a third hearing in his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters during the 18-day-uprising that toppled him.

Four policemen will take the stand to testify against Mubarak and his top security officials. Egyptians will no longer be able to watch the proceedings live because the judge banned cameras at the end of the last session on Aug. 15.

Mubarak's sons are also to appear at Monday's session. They are charged with corruption.

Supporters of the 83-year-old Mubarak and the families of protesters killed in the uprising have gathered outside the heavily fortified police academy where the courtroom has been set up. In previous sessions, the two sides scuffled and hurled stones at each other.