Mubarak retrial to begin May 11
Hosni Mubarak waves from his bed during his retrial which was quickly adjourned (AFP)
The retrial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during Egypt's 2011 revolution will begin on May 11, a Cairo appeals court said on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Last June, Mubarak received a life sentence for failing to prevent the death of hundreds of unarmed anti-regime protesters during the 18-day revolution. In January, however, the former president was granted a retrial due to 'procedural irregularities' in the initial trial.
The retrial collapsed last Saturday when the presiding judge withdrew from the case and referred it to another court.
A judge on Monday ordered Mubarak's release on bail for the complicity charges but this decision did not cancel his detention due to ongoing separate charges.