Egypt court to rule on Mubarak appeal over life term on January 13

CAIRO Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:07pm IST

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is seen in the courtroom for his trial at the Police Academy in Cairo, in this still image taken from video August 3, 2011. REUTERS/Egypt TV via Reuters TV/Files

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is seen in the courtroom for his trial at the Police Academy in Cairo, in this still image taken from video August 3, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Egypt TV via Reuters TV/Files

Related Topics

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo court has decided it will rule on the appeal of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak on January 13, a court source said on Sunday, a move that could lead to Mubarak being retried over the killing of protesters last year.

Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli were sentenced to life in prison in June after a court ruled they were responsible for the deaths of around 850 people who were killed when security forces tried to quash an uprising against Mubarak.

The source, speaking after a hearing at a court presided over by Ahmed Ali Abdel-Rahman, said the court would rule on appeals lodged by both men on January 13. If their appeals were accepted, they would be retried, the source said.

The same source said the court would on the same date also rule on appeals over corruption charges lodged by Mubarak's sons, Alaa and Gamal.

Mubarak and his two sons are currently being held in Torah prison in Cairo.

Poverty, police brutality and anger at corruption fuelled the 18-day revolt that unseated Mubarak.

(Reporting by Shaimaa Fayed; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Taiwan Crash

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Gaza Conflict

Gaza Conflict

Gaza bloodshed deepens, airlines shun Israel.  Full Article 

MH17 Shooting Down

MH17 Shooting Down

Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies arrive in Netherlands  Full Article 

Khamenei on Israel

Khamenei on Israel

Iran's supreme leader calls for end to "murderous" Israeli regime  Full Article 

Reuters Exclusive

Reuters Exclusive

Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile  Full Article 

Food Safety Scandal

Food Safety Scandal

Yum cuts ties to owner of China meat plant after scandal  Full Article 

Alleged War Crimes

Alleged War Crimes

U.N. launches probe into alleged Israeli crimes in Gaza  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage