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Egypt's Mubarak trial resumes after three months

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Egypt's Mubarak trial resumes after three months


The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has resumed after a three month break.

The 83-year-old was stretchered into court in Cairo. He is being held under arrest in hospital where doctors say he has a heart condition.

Mubarak, his two sons Alaa and Gamal, the former interior minister and six senior police officers are in the dock. All deny charges including involvement in the deaths of protesters and corruption during Mubarak’s three decades in office.

Around 850 people were killed in the 18-day uprising that overthrew him in February. He could face the death penalty if convicted although Field Marshal Tantawi, the head of the ruling military council, has said Mubarak did not give orders to shoot.

Activists looking to a new democratic course for the country have accused the army of trying to protect its former commander.

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