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Egyptian former president Mubarak to be retried

Updated: 2013-01-14 09:01
( Xinhua)

CAIRO -- The Egyptian Court of Cassation has accepted two appeals concerning former president Hosni Mubarak, state TV reported Sunday.

The first appeal was submitted by Mubarak and his former interior minister Habib al-Adli.

Egyptian former president Mubarak to be retried

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a cage in a courtroom in Cairo in this June 2, 2012 file photo. [Photo/Agencies]

The second appeal was filed by the prosecution against Mubarak' s son Gamal and Alaa, and six other assistants of the interior minister over the killing of protestors during the unrest in January 2011.

All these people, including Mubarak, will be retried. The retrial date has not been decided yet.

On June 2, 2012, the Cairo Criminal Court decided to sentence Mubarak and Adli to life terms for charges of killing protesters in the popular demonstrations last year. Adli's six assistants were acquitted.

Egypt's prosecution questioned Saturday Mubarak over gifts worth over $1 million dollars allegedly received by him every year from state-run Al-Ahram newspaper from 2006 to 2011.

The prosecution will also form a committee to investigate the gifts Mubarak might have received from Al-Ahram from 1984 to 2006.

Prosecutor-General Talat Ibrahim Abdullah decided Thursday to form a special prosecution to investigate the crimes committed during the 2011 unrest that toppled Mubarak.

The purpose of the newly formed prosecution is to investigate the report of the fact-finding committee formed by President Mohamed Morsi regarding the murdering and assaulting peaceful protestors during the demonstrations that ousted Mubarak.

Mubarak, who is currently facing life imprisonment for ordering the killing of protesters in 2011, has recently been transferred from prison hospital to a nearby military hospital due to deteriorating health condition.


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