Hosni Mubarak Retrial Date Set For April

Hosni Mubarak Retrial Date Set For April

A retrial of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak – who was jailed for life for his role in the deaths of protesters in 2011 - is to open on April 13.

Mubarak, former interior minister Habib al Adly and six top security chiefs will be retried on orders of the Court of Cassation, the country’s top appeals court, over the hundreds of killings during the 2011 uprising which ousted him from power.

The court agreed in January on a retrial for the 84-year-old, who appealed against his life sentence for involvement in the deaths.

In January, an ailing Mubarak who has been treated for fractured ribs and fluid in the lungs at a Cairo military hospital, was also interrogated over fresh charges of corruption.

He is accused of accepting gifts worth seven million Egyptian pounds \$1m (£670,000) from the country's flagship state newspaper Al Ahram.