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Mubarak back in court for retrial

AFP-JIJI

Egypt’s ailing former President Hosni Mubarak was back in court Saturday on charges of complicity in the deaths of protesters in 2011, with former officials to be questioned over his alleged role.

The 85-year-old was brought into the courtroom in a wheelchair for the hearing from a military hospital where he is being detained. It was the seventh hearing in the retrial of Mubarak and his security commanders over the killings of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising that overthrew him.

The court Saturday summoned a former head of General Intelligence Services, Murad Muwafi, army Gen. Hassan al-Ruwaini and two other former security commanders. They will testify in camera for “national security” reasons, the court said.