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Trial resumes for Egypt's Mubarak

on September 14, 2013 10:10 AM

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s ousted long-time autocrat is back in court as his trial resumes on charges related to the killings of some 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his ouster.

Hosni Mubarak, 85, was wheeled into the defendants’ cage in a heavily fortified courtroom in Cairo today, sitting upright, confident and waving to supporters.

It’s his second court appearance since he was released from prison in August and transferred to a military hospital where he is being detained pending trial on other corruption charges.

Mubarak was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for failing to stop the 2011 killings, but his sentence was overturned on appeal earlier this year and a retrial was ordered.

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