Egypt president, sons to be tried on August 3: sources

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Posted: Jun 01, 2011 9:19 AM
Egypt president, sons to be tried on August 3: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's former President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons have been ordered to face trial starting on August 3 in a Cairo criminal court for their role in killing protesters and for graft, judicial sources said.

Mubarak, ousted on February 11 after mass demonstrations demanding he end his 30 years in power, has been questioned for his role in a crackdown that led to the killing of more than 800 demonstrators and has been probed over corruption.

Mubarak could face the death penalty for a charge of "pre-mediated killing" if convicted.

(Writing by Edmund Blair)