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Mubarak on trial in Cairo


The trial of Egypt’s deposed dictator, Hosni Mubarak, has opened in Cairo.

The former leader, who was ousted after a popular uprising in January, was wheeled into a cage with his two sons and other defendants. The 83-year-old is on trial for his role in the killing of protesters.

The case is being heard in a police academy, with 3,000 police and soldiers on hand to ensure security.

Before the start, there were clashes outside the complex between Mubarak supporters and opponents. Judge Ahmed Refaat called for quiet during the trial when he entered the court to start the proceedings.

Mubarak’s two sons, Alaa and Gamal, were dressed in the white outfits worn by those on trial.

Earlier the ex-leader was flown to Cairo from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, where he had been detained after receiving treatment for a heart condition.

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