Egypt's Mubarak trial resumes after delay

Reuters News
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Posted: Dec 28, 2011 2:39 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, charged with the killing of protesters and abuse of power, resumed on Wednesday following a delay of almost two months while lawyers demanded a new judge.

Mubarak, his two sons, the former interior minister and senior police officers face a range of charges including involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters and corruption during his three decades in office.

Lawyers representing families of those killed in the 18-day-uprising that ousted Mubarak had filed a suit calling for presiding judge Ahmed Refaat and the two other judges to be replaced. The request was rejected.

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