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Egypt court postpones Mubarak retrial over 2011 killings

[JURIST] The Egyptian Court of Cassation [official website, in Arabic] on Thursday postponed the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak [BBC profile] regarding his complicity in the killings of hundreds of protestors in the 2011 demonstrations that ousted his regime. Judge Anwar Gabri of the Egyptian Court of Cassation ordered a retrial [JURIST report] for former president Hosni Mubarak in June, which overturned his acquittal by Cairo's Criminal Court last November. The trial is now scheduled [Reuters report] to take place on January 21 and will be moved from the High Court building in the center of Cairo to a "suitable location."

Mubarak and other members of his administration have been the subject of controversial judicial proceedings since the Egyptian Revolution [JURIST backgrounder]. In October an Egyptian court ordered [JURIST report] the release of former president Hosni Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa Mubarak, after holding that they had completed their three-year prison sentences on embezzlement. In January a court in Egypt overturned [JURIST report] the May 2014 convictions of embezzlement for former president Mubarak and ordered a retrial. In December 2013 an Egyptian court acquitted [JURIST report] former Egyptian prime minister and presidential candidate Ahmed Shafiq and Alaa and Gamal Mubarak of charges of embezzling public funds.

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