Hosni Mubarak appears in court

Days after his prison release, former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has returned to court to be re-tried for complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt against him.

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Mubarak back in court days after his prison release

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak returned to court today to be re-tried for complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt against him.

Three days after being released from prison, Mubarak made a brief appearance along with his jailed sons, Gamal and Alaa, and former interior minister Habib al-Adly before returning to military hospital.

ITV News Reporter Martha Fairlie reports:

Hosni Mubarak appears in court along with sons

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak appeared in court today, along with his jailed sons Gamal and Alaa and former interior minister Habib al-Adly.

Hosni Mubarak with his sons Gamal and Alaa and former interior minister Habib al-Adly Credit: RTV

After a hearing that lasted about three hours, the judge set the next session for September 14, pending further investigation.

He was sentenced to life in prison last year for complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolt against him, but an appeals court ordered a retrial.

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'The trial of two regimes' says Egyptian media

Three leaders of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and the movement's former arch-foe Hosni Mubarak faced separate trials today on similar charges of involvement in the killing of protesters.

Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak s Credit: Reuters

With Egypt now under an army-installed government after last month's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, local media seized on the symbolism of scheduling both sessions on the same day. The al-Shorouk daily ran with the headline: "Trial of two regimes".

Mohamed Badie, the Brotherhood's "General Guide", and his deputies did not appear at the opening of their trial for security reasons, a judicial source said.

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