(CAIRO) — The murder and corruption trial of Hosni Mubarak resumed Wednesday after a three-month break, with the ousted Egyptian leader returning to the metal defendant’s cage in a Cairo courtroom. Authorities have charged Mubarak with the murders of over 800 protesters and financial crimes.
This latest session lasted only a few hours. The judge received new requests from defense lawyers who want to include incidents of violence after Mubarak’s ouster.
The former Egyptian leader faces the death penalty if found guilty. The hearing is adjourned until Jan. 2.
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Greg Botelho, CNN Newswire
Euan McKirdy and Natalie L. Gallón, CNN