Mubarak and cronies face down second set of charges for murder of protestors

Published April 13th, 2013 - 04:27 GMT
Mubarak is accused of being complicit in the murder of protestors.
Mubarak is accused of being complicit in the murder of protestors.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is set to begin his second trial on Saturday, to determine if he was complicit in the murder of protestors, Al Jazeera reported.

The trial of both Mubarak and his cronies came to a halt in January this year, after an appeals court listened to pleas from both defence and prosecution.

The ex-dictator was imprisoned in June last year, becoming the first ruler toppled by the Arab Spring uprising to face trial in person.

Mubarak, along with his aides, are charged with killing more than 800 protestors during the uprising. However, during the first trial, the judge accused the prosecution of offering up weak evidence in support of their case. 

The ex-president's two sons, Gamal and Alaa, will also face retrial on charges of financial corruption.

 


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