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Ailing Mubarak back in court


Ailing Mubarak back in court

The former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been back in court after a two month delay in his trial over the deaths of hundreds of anti-government protesters. The ousted leader, whose doctors claim is suffering from heart problems, arrived at the Cairo tribunal on a stretcher.

He is accused of corruption and complicity in the killings of opponents during the uprising against his rule.

A judge, who some lawyers called to be dismissed over doubts about his impartiality, has been retained. That has fuelled demonstrations outside the court by anti-Mubarak protesters.

Their anger has been heightened by the recent acquittal of five policemen on charges of killing five protesters during the revolt.

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