Mubarak Retrial Set to Begin in May
(CAIRO) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and his sons will face a retrial for roles in civilian deaths on May 11.
State-run media reported that former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, along with several Mubarak aides, will also be re-tried. Mubarak and al-Adly were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison after the deaths of hundreds of protestors during the Arab Spring of 2011.
Meanwhile, a judge decided that Mubarak was fit to be discharged from a military hospital, and to re-enter the prison system.
The news angered allies of the 84 year-old ex-president. Noisy demonstrations began, and Mubarak supporters blocked the road leading to the hospital, forcing a delay in the transfer.
Numerous contradictory court decisions over the former leader’s future have stirred controversy in Cairo. A judge overturned his conviction last year, sparking large demonstrations. A retrial had been scheduled for last week, but the judge recused himself.
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