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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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'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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