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Egypt's Mubarak to face retrial

By Xinhua
Egypt's Mubarak to face retrial
Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak sits in the defendant’s cage in between his sons Gamal (left) and Alaa as they listen to the verdict in their hearing in a retrial for embezzlement on May 9, 2015 in Cairo. (AFP PHOTO / MOSTAFA EL-SHEMY)

CAIRO - An Egyptian court ruled on Thursday to have former president Hosni Mubarak retried over a case involving the killing of protesters in 2011, accepting an appeal against his acquittal last November.

The court accepted the public prosecution's appeal, filed last December, against the court ruling that acquitted Mubarak in the case of killing protesters in 2011.

The retrial, the second for Mubarak over the protester killing case, was scheduled for Nov 5.

Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for conspiring in murdering 239 demonstrators, but an appeals court ordered a retrial which, after several postponements, was held last November and resulted in his acquittal.

The 86-year-old former president is serving a three-year prison term on a separate graft charge after being convicted in May 2014. He has been in detention since April 2011.

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