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Judge to rule on Hosni Mubarak case on June 2

Supporters and critics of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gather outside Cairo courts

Judge to rule on Hosni Mubarak case on June 2
The verdict in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, charged with ordering the killing of protesters in the uprising that swept him from power, will be delivered on June 2, the judge said on Wednesday.\n\nEgyptian riot policemen look at a hanged puppet, held up with a fishing rod by an anti-Hosni Mubarak demonstrator, outside the court. (AFP/Getty Images)
Judge to rule on Hosni Mubarak case on June 2
"We have vowed to speak the truth. We are committed to this vow," Judge Ahmed Refaat said. "It is a commitment that justice and truth will be our constitution."\n\nAn Egyptian man holds a sign that reads in Arabic, 'The noose is waiting for you Mubarak', and a mock gallows during a protest outside the court in Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
Judge to rule on Hosni Mubarak case on June 2
Former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli and six other senior police officers also face charges of ordering the killing of protesters during the 18-day uprising that toppled Mubarak, when about 850 people died. The prosecution is seeking the death sentence for Mubarak, Adli and four of the others.\n\nA supporter of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak waits for news from his trial outside the court in Cairo. (AFP/Getty Images)
Judge to rule on Hosni Mubarak case on June 2
Mubarak and his two sons are also standing trial on charges of corruption. Refaat said the session in which he will read the verdict would be open to media and broadcast live. Apart from the opening few sessions, the trial has been kept off the air. (AFP/Getty Images)
Judge to rule on Hosni Mubarak case on June 2
Mubarak said he had nothing to add to his lawyer's defence. "I have no comment. I will suffice with what the lawyer has to say," he said. \n(AFP/Getty Images)
Judge to rule on Hosni Mubarak case on June 2
On the final day of the trial, Adli told the court the killing was the work of foreign conspirators who fired from rooftops at protesters to spark a confrontation with police.\n (AFP/Getty Images)
Judge to rule on Hosni Mubarak case on June 2
"There was a foreign plot that targeted Egypt and which cooperated with agents inside. This plot did not rely only on foreigners but also on people from within," he added. Adli said his police force had only used internationally recognised methods for handing protests.\n\n(AFP/Getty Images)