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Mubarak Appears at Retrial

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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has arrived at a Cairo courtroom for retrial, following the appeal of his life sentence for complicity in the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the Arab Spring movement.

The 84-year-old former president was wheeled into the courtroom on a hospital gurney Saturday.

Mr. Mubarak was granted an appeal in January after a judge ruled last year that he and his former interior minister failed to stop the killing of nearly 1,000 protesters in 2011 in the movement that led up to his ouster.

Mr. Mubarak and five others, including aides, were charged in the case. Egypt's highest appeals court granted Mr. Mubarak a retrial on the requests of the prosecution and defense after complaints that the prosecution's evidence was weak.

Separately, Mr. Mubarak's two sons are also facing legal challenges. Gamal and Alaa Mubarak are being retried on corruption charges.

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