A Cairo court on Sunday granted Hosni Mubarak's appeal of his life sentence, ordering a retrial of the ousted Egyptian president convicted of failing to prevent the killing of hundreds of protesters during the uprising that toppled his regime.
Hosni Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison Saturday for failing to stop the killing of protesters during the uprising that forced him from power last year. The ousted president and his sons were acquitted of corruption in a mixed verdict that swiftly provoked a new wave of anger on Egypt's streets.
An Egyptian judge on Wednesday set June 2 as the date for the verdict and sentencing in the trial of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, which could put the man who spent nearly 30 years as one of the Arab world's key strongmen on death row.
The prosecutor in the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Thursday demanded the death penalty for the ousted leader on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during last year's uprising against his rule.
An ailing, 83-year-old Hosni Mubarak, lying ashen-faced on a hospital bed inside a metal defendants cage with his two sons standing protectively beside him in white prison uniforms, denied charges of corruption and complicity in the killing of protesters at the start of his historic trial on Wednesday.
Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of youths for a second day Wednesday in Cairo over demands that the country's military rulers speed up the prosecution of police officers accused of brutality during mass protests that forced President Hosni Mubarak to step down. Some 180 people have been injured, officials said.
Former President Hosni Mubarak's top security official was convicted Thursday of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to 12 years in prison.
At least 846 Egyptians died in the nearly three-week-long popular uprising that toppled long-serving President Hosni Mubarak, electrifying the region, a government fact-finding mission announced Tuesday.
The detention of an Egyptian industrial leader is raising new fears that those who prospered under the regime of ousted President Hosni Mubarak will face revolutionary justice despite the West's hope that Egypt will emerge as a democracy.