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Egypt Again Postpones Mubarak Verdict

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak lies on a stretcher while being transported ahead of his trial in Cairo, Sept. 27, 2014.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak lies on a stretcher while being transported ahead of his trial in Cairo, Sept. 27, 2014.

An Egyptian court has postponed until November its ruling in the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak, charged with complicity in the killings of protesters during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.

The trial has now been postponed a few times.

Mubarak, his interior minister and six other senior security officers are accused of ordering the killings of hundreds of protesters.

The former president was sentenced to life in prison in 2012 for his role in the case, but was released a year later and has been under house arrest at a military hospital, pending results of a retrial.

Since then, Egypt has held democratic elections, but the military helped overthrow the elected president, Mohamed Morsi, when he pushed through a constitution that many Egyptians saw as slanted toward Islamists.

Mubarak's his former intelligence chief, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, is now Egypt's president.

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