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Mubarak Trial Resumes In Cairo

January 02, 2012

Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak has been wheeled into court on a stretcher for the resumption of his trial for the deaths of protesters during the Arab Spring uprising that eventually ousted him.

Mubarak, 83, faces possible execution if he is convicted of ordering the killings of protesters in February 2011.

He is being treated in a military hospital for a heart condition between sessions of the trial.

The trial began on August 3 and resumed last week after a three-month break.

Mubarak, who is also charged with corruption, is being tried alongside his former interior minister, Habib al-Adly, six former security chiefs and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, who face graft charges. All have pleaded not guilty.

Dozens of people, some chanting anti-Mubarak slogans, gathered outside the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo where the trial is taking place.

The trial later adjourned to January 3, when judges will begin hearing arguments from prosecutors.

Mubarak had ruled Egypt since 1981.

compiled from agency reports

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/mubarak_trial_resumes_in_cairo/24439947.html

Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.



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