Hosni Mubarak’s trial on charges that he ordered the killings of protesters during Egypt’s uprising will be held at a police academy on Cairo’s outskirts instead of a convention center in the heavily populated heart of the capital, the head of Cairo’s appeals court said Saturday.

The change appears to be linked to concerns over security during the ousted leader’s trial, which is scheduled to begin Wednesday. The 83-year-old former president is to be tried alongside his security chief and six other senior security officials facing the same charges.

Mubarak’s two sons are also expected to appear in court on corruption charges.

— Associated Press