Lawyers stage vigil criticizing delay in putting Mubaraks on trial

A number of lawyers on Tuesday staged a vigil in which they requested the attorney general to explain why ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his family have not yet been brought to trial.

At a press conference held by the Lawyers Syndicate Freedoms Committee, the lawyers said the current investigations into Mubarak are “feeble.”

They also warned of another popular uprising if those accused of killing the 25 January demonstrators were not properly tried, and called for bringing former Speaker of Parliament Fathi Sorour, former Shura Council Speaker Safwat al-Sherif, and Presidential Chief of Staff Zakaria Azmi to trial on charges of corruption.

Lawyer Mohamed al-Damaty called for the disclosure of the amounts held in Mubarak’s frozen bank accounts in Egypt and abroad, as well as the palaces and other real estate properties he owns.

He threatened an open sit-in with the families of the revolution’s martyrs to request the resignation of the attorney general if he did not respond to these requests.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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