Hosni Mubarak's lawyer concluded his defence yesterday, arguing that the ousted leader should be acquitted of criminal charges because he is technically still the President of Egypt.
Farid el-Deeb told the court Mr Mubarak should be immune from prosecution because he did not formally resign.
Mr Mubarak, who stepped down a year ago, is charged with his security chief and four police commanders of complicity in the killing of protesters during an uprising a year ago. They could face the death penalty if convicted. He and his two sons also face corruption charges.