Court to rule on Mubarak's appeal in telecommunications case on 24 October

(MENAFN- Daily News Egypt) The High Administrative Court in Cairo postponed to 24 October the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak in the case of cutting communications during the 25 January Revolution.

The case is being appealed after Mubarak, along with former prime minister Ahmed Nazif and former minister of Interior Habib Al-Adly, were previously charged with a collective fine of EGP 540m, as compensation for the financial losses caused in telecommunications and Internet companies.

The court had divided the sum between the three convicts, allocating Al-Adly the largest amount of EGP 300m, followed by EGP 200m for Mubarak and EGP 40m for Nazif, according to state-owned newspaper Al-Ahram.

Nonetheless, the court was due to issue a final verdict for the appeal Saturday. Instead, it decided to start over the hearing process from defence lawyers and 'adjust' some documents related to the case, according to Al-Ahram.

On the morning of 28 January 2011, all three communications companies cut out their telephone and internet services, ahead of continuing demonstrations that had erupted three days earlier.

Nearly all urban citizens did not have access to communications, except using landlines telephones. However, this did not affect mass assemblies in the streets across Egypt.

On the other hand, most figures of the overthrown regime, on top of whom is the Mubarak family, have walked out free four years later, amid public frustration.

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