21 January 2016

Egypt's Cassation Court Postpones Mubarak's Re-Trial to April 7

Cairo — Egypt's Cassation Court postponed another re-trial session of ousted President Hosni Mubarak Thursday to April 7, because the defendant was not present in court.

The court ordered the retrial session to be moved from its current location at the High Court building in downtown to a more "suitable" location.

The last retrial session was postponed for the same reasons.

The reason for Mubarak's absence was his health conditions which made it difficult for him to be transported to the High Court by regular means in which case aerial transportation is required.

Mubarak is being tried for his complicity in killing protesters during the January 25, 2011 uprising.

A court ruling in November 2014 had dropped the case against Mubarak and acquitted his Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and four of his aides on charges of inciting and aiding the killing of protesters.

The verdict was appealed in December 2014. In June 2015, then the Court of Cassation ordered a retrial of Mubarak to be held in November.

The former president was ousted after a popular uprising against his rule in Jan.25, 2011.


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