Egyptian Court Orders Retrial for Mubarak

Posted January 13th, 2013 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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An Egyptian court has ordered a retrial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence.

The court on Sunday granted Mubarak's appeal, several months after he was convicted for failing to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during an uprising that ended his three-decade rule in 2011.

Mubarak's security chief, Habib el-Adly, will also face a new trial. He, too, is serving a life sentence.

The French news agency reports that the court's ruling in Cairo was met with cries of “long live justice” by Mubarak supporters.