Kuwaiti lawyers volunteer to defend Mubarak
Ten Kuwaiti lawyers have volunteered to defend former Egyptian president Hosny Mubarak, the semi-official newspaper Al- Ahram reported Friday.
The lawyers are to attend the third session of Mubarak's trial, which is due to be held Monday outside Cairo, according to the report.
Mubarak, who was unseated in February following a popular revolt, is being tried on charges of ordering the killing of protesters and corruption.
"We have obtained permits from the chief justice of the court to attend the trial," Al-Ahram quoted the head of the Kuwaiti volunteers, Faisal al-Uteibi.
Al-Uteibi said his team would hold a press conference at the weekend in Cairo to explain their motives for volunteering to defend the former president.
As a result of people's disorders in Egypt in January-February 2011, more than 800 people were killed and nearly 6,000 people were injured. President Hosni Mubarak resigned on Feb. 11.
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