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Egyptian court accepts Mubarak appeal, orders retrial

Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison in June last year over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising
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First Published: Sun, Jan 13 2013. 02 47 PM IST
A file photo of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak siting inside a cage in a courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo. Photo: AFP
A file photo of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak siting inside a cage in a courtroom during his verdict hearing in Cairo. Photo: AFP
Updated: Sun, Jan 13 2013. 04 20 PM IST
Cairo: Egypt’s appeals court accepted an appeal by ousted former president Hosni Mubarak and his former interior minister on Sunday, allowing him to be retried over the killing of protesters in the 2011 uprising.
Mubarak and former interior minister Habib al-Adli were sentenced to life in prison in June last year in a court ruling that saw them responsible for the deaths of protesters killed by security forces trying to quell the uprising.
“The court has ruled to accept the appeal filed by the defendants ... and orders a retrial,” Judge Ahmed Ali Abdel Rahman said.
Crowds of Mubarak supporters attending the trial cheered.
The 84-year-old former leader was moved from prison to a military hospital in late December after breaking ribs in a fall.
“The retrial will be based on the same evidence used in the previous trial. No new evidence will be added to the case,” Mohamed Abdel Razek, one of Mubarak’s lawyers, told Reuters.
He added that the new panel of judges could consider Mubarak’s health when issuing a verdict.
The court has also ordered a retrial of al-Adli’s aides.
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First Published: Sun, Jan 13 2013. 02 47 PM IST
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