Just days after President Hosni Mubarak resigned his seat of power in Egypt, former Interior Minister Habib el-Adly was arrested on charges of corruption. His trial began Saturday in Cairo.

El-Adly remains under investigation for his role in the use of deadly force by police during last month’s uprising.

The BBC:

Egypt’s feared former Interior Minister, Habib el-Adly, has denied charges of corruption at the opening of his trial in Cairo.

“It didn’t happen,” he said to allegations of laundering money and unlawfully acquiring public money.

He was arrested in mid-February, days after President Hosni Mubarak resigned in the face of popular protest.

The hearing was adjourned to 2 April as the defence argued for more time to study court papers.

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