Update: Mubarak’s Fresh Trial Over Egypt Protester Deaths Adjourned

The second hearing in the new trial of Egypt’s fallen dictator Hosni Mubarak was abruptly adjourned on Friday for judges to review evidence.

Mubarak’s is facing a new trial over protester deaths in the 2011 uprising, following his appeal against a life sentence for complicity in the killings.

Along with seven former senior security chiefs, Mubarak is charged with incitement in the killings of protesters who rose up against him.

The 85-year-old former president is also charged with corruption, along with his two sons, Gamal and Alaa.

All of the defendants pleaded have “not guilty” to the charges leveled against them.

The former strongman had been sentenced to life in prison by a previous court, but an appeals court ordered a retrial, citing procedural failures.

In his hearing last month, Mubarak appeared in good health when he was wheeled into the makeshift court in a police academy outside Cairo.

In the trial’s opening session on May 11, Judge Mahmoud al-Rashidi issued an emotional appeal for order, saying he understood “frustration” with the process.

Amid a raucous start to proceedings, lawyers for the victims’ families taunted Mubarak’s sons Alaa and Gamal, as they stood in the dock with chants of “The people want the execution of the murderer,” AFP news agency reported.

Al Arabiya

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