In a session broadcasted on live state television, the Egyptian court ruled that Mr. Adli’s case will be merged with the former President’s trial due to begin on August 3.
Judge Adel Abdel-Salam instructed on Monday that Mr. Adli’s trial be postponed so it is “joined with the case related to the trial of the former President Hosni Mubarak,” referring to similar evidence and charges in both cases.
At least 846 people were killed and more than 6,000 injured during the mass anti-government revolt in January which toppled Mr. Mubarak.
Mr. Adli is accused of ordering the police force to use live ammunition, teargas and water cannon to try to break up protests against the former government.
Hosni Mubarak is also accused of ordering the murder of the protestors.
Six other officials also involved in Mr. Adli’s case will stand trial on the same day also.
Meanwhile, Egypt’s former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif is being questioned by military prosecutors on charges of corruption, according to AFP.
Two weeks ago, Mr. Nazif and Mr. Adli were both found guilty in separate charges of graft. Mr. Nazif was sentenced to a one-year suspended jail term, while Mr. Adli received five years.
Source: Al Arabiya; AFP