Egyptian court set to retry Mubarak on murder charge
An Egyptian appeals court will retry former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising, after annulling a decision to drop murder charges against the former strongman.
The Court of Cassation on Thursday accepted the prosecution’s appeal against the dismissal of the murder charge levelled at Mubarak, who had initially been sentenced to life imprisonment.
The court “accepts the prosecution’s appeal and has set a session for November 5 to review it,” Judge Anwar El-Gabry announced.
It was not immediately clear if the court would issue a new verdict then, or if that would be the start date for any retrial, according to Mubarak’s defence team.
The court also upheld the acquital of Mubarak’s seven codefendants — including feared former interior minister Habib al-Adly — who had the charges dismissed last November, Adly’s lawyer Essam Bastawy told AFP.