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Engineer retried on three charges of soliciting to murder Egyptian politicans

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EGYPTIAN GEOTECHNICAL engineer Mamdouh Hamza went on trial at the Old Bailey for the second time last month, charged with attempting to hire an assassin to kill three Egyptian government ministers.

At his first trial on the charge last year, the jury failed to reach a verdict (GE February 2006) and a retrial was called.

Hamza pleaded not guilty to charges of soliciting to murder three government ministers. It was alleged he attempted to pay an undercover policeman, posing as a hit man, to carry out the murders.

Prosecutors alleged Hamza wanted revenge against housing minister Mohammed Suleiman because he stopped Hamza's consultancy Hamza Associates from winning housing ministry contracts.

The second hearing took place using recorded evidence from the first trial. Witnesses were not recalled. The trial was due to finish on 27 June, just after GE went to press.

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