Hosni Mubarak’s trial resumes in Egypt

Ex-president back in court on charges related to the killings of 900 protesters during 2011 uprising

Egypt’s ousted long-time autocrat returns to court as his trial resumes on charges related to the killings of around 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his removal.

The 85-year-old Mubarak was wheeled into the defendants’ cage in a heavily fortified courtroom in Cairo on Saturday, sitting upright, confident and waving to supporters.

It is Mubarak’s 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 separate corruption cases.

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.

Mubarak’s two sons and a former security chief were also in court with him.

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