Hosni Mubarak retrial to begin on April 13
March 4 , 2013
Former Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, will face retrial on April 13, the country’s appeals court announced on Sunday.
Mubarak faces charges of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 revolt that brought an end to his 29-year rule, as well as corruption.
Around 850 protestors were killed in the
A retrial was ordered in January after a court accepted his appeal against the life sentence he had been serving following his conviction last June.
Mubarak, 84, is currently in a military hospital.
He will face the same charges as before, as will his two sons along with former interior minister, Habib al-Adli.
Al-Adli was sentenced to life last year for contributing to the killing of protesters, and for five to 12 years for corruption charges.
Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa, will be retried on corruption charges for which they were acquitted in June.
Mubarak was also found not guilty of corruption.
The June 2012 acquittal of Mubarak and his two sons on charges of corruption sparked outrage across the country with thousands taking to the streets to protest the verdicts.
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