Egypt’s ex-interior minister to go on trial

Egypt’s former interior minister Habib al-Adly is to go before a criminal court on March 5 accused of ordering police and Special Forces to fire at peaceful protesters in Cairo in late January.

According to official reports, almost 400 people were killed.

Habib al-Adly is also facing corruption charges in a scandal several other ex-cabinet ministers are enmeshed in.

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