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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.

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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. 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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