CAIRO (AP) — An upbeat and alert-looking Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into a Cairo courtroom today for his retrial for alleged complicity in the killing of demonstrators during the 2011 revolt that ousted him, but the session quickly ended when the judge recused himself.
The 84-year-old ousted Egyptian president, wearing brown-tinted glasses, waved from his wheelchair inside the courtroom cage. He was airlifted to the court from a Cairo hospital.
Judge Mostafa Hassan recused himself and referred the new case to an appeals court to select a new judge to oversee the trial. He did not specify the conflict of interest behind this decision.