Egypt’s Mubarak goes on trial in hospital bed




CAIRO (AP) — The judge has adjourned the trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak until Aug. 15, ordering him held at a military hospital near Cairo and overseen by an oncologist.

The order by the judge is one of the strongest indications yet that the 83-year-old Mubarak has cancer after months of unconfirmed reports.

Mubarak attended Wednesday’s opening session of the trial lying in a hospital bed. The judge says that his trial on charges of complicity in killing protesters and corruption will continue on Aug. 15, while the court will continue on Thursday hearing the case of his co-defendants, former interior minister Habib el-Adly, and six top security officials.