Egypt’s former interior minister Habib al-Adly will now stand trial alongside former president Hosni Mubarak on 3 August.

A court in Cairo announced the decision on 25 July.

Both men are charged with ordering the killing of protesters during the 18-day revolution in February. This charge carries the death penalty.

Al-Adly has already been sentenced to 12 years in prison for corruption at the first ever trial to be broadcast live on state TV.

There are conflicting reports about whether Mubarak is healthy enough to stand trial. If he doesn’t, violent protests are expected to break out.

On Monday, former prime minister Ahmed Nazif was charged in a corruption case by military prosecutors. In July, he was given a one-year suspended sentence for unlawful gains in a business deal worth $15m. He is currently in prison, pending investigation into other corruption charges.