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Egyptian Court Postpones Verdict In Mubarak Trial

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (file photo)

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (file photo)

An Egyptian court has postponed until November 29 the announcement of a verdict in the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak on charges of involvement in the killing of protesters in a 2011 uprising that ended his rule.

Presiding judge Mahmud al-Rashedi said on September 27 that the decision will allow the court more time to examine the case.

Mubarak, who is 86, was present in court on a stretcher, after being flown by helicopter from a military hospital.

Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for 30 years, is charged alongside seven of his security commanders with involvement in the deaths of hundreds of demonstrators during the 18-day uprising.

He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison in the initial trial, but an appeals court overturned the verdict on a technicality.

Mubarak and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, have already been sentenced to up to four years in prison in a separate corruption trial.

Based on reporting by Reuters and dpa