Mubarak appears in court

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak today returned to court to face a retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of protesters during the country's 2011 uprising. After a three-hour court session, the retrial was adjourned until 8 June.

Former Egyptian leader Mubarak back in court for retrial

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has arrived in court to face a retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of protesters during the uprising that swept him from power in 2011.

Mubarak and his former interior minister, Habib el-Adli, were convicted and sentenced to life in prison last June for failing to stop the killing.

Hosni Mubarak has appealed against a life sentence.
Hosni Mubarak has appealed against a life sentence. Credit: Amr Dalsh / Reuters

The retrial was ordered after an appeals court in January accepted appeals lodged by both the prosecution and the defence.

It had been due to begin last month but was aborted when the presiding judge withdrew from the case and referred it to another court.

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Hosni Mubarak transferred to prison from hospital

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was transferred from a military hospital in Cairo to the city's Torah prison earlier today, state news agency MENA said.

Hosni Mubarak waves as he sits behind bars during a hearing in his retrial last week.
Hosni Mubarak waves as he sits behind bars during a hearing in his retrial last week. Credit: AA/ABACA/Press Association Images

The transfer order was given yesterday on the recommendation of a medical team after he appeared fitter at his aborted retrial on Saturday.

His retrial on charges of complicity in the killing of demonstrators in the uprising that ousted him will start on 11th May, a Cairo appeals court said.

Egypt's ex-President Mubarak flown to court for retrial

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak returns for a retrial. Credit: Reuters/ State TV

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was flown by helicopter to a courthouse on the outskirts of Cairo this morning for the start of his retrial over the killing of demonstrators in the 2011 uprising that overthrew him.

State television showed the 84-year-old being wheeled into the building lying on a hospital gurney and wearing a white tracksuit.

Mubarak, along with former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli and four top aides are being retried for complicity in the murder of protesters after the highest appeals court accepted appeals by both the defence and the prosecution in January.

Date set for Hosni Mubarak retrial

Hosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak has appealed against a life sentence. Credit: Amr Dalsh / Reuters

A retrial of Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak has been set for 13 April, the country’s appeal's court has decided.

A retrial was ordered earlier this year after a court accepted his appeal against the life sentence for his role in the deaths of protesters in 2011.

Mubarak, former interior minister Habib al-Adly and six top security chiefs will be retried.

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