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Egyptian Judge Withdraws From Mubarak Retrial


Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who turns 85 in May, has suffered several health scares.

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who turns 85 in May, has suffered several health scares.

The judge presiding over the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has withdrawn himself from the case.

Judge Mustafa Hassan Abdullah referred the trial to another court at the start of the retrial at a police academy on the outskirts of Cairo on April 13.

He said he felt "unease" in reviewing the case.

Mubarak was sentenced to life in prison last year over the killing of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 revolt that ended his rule.

In January, a court ordered a retrial for Mubarak after accepting an appeal against his life sentence, citing procedural failings.

Mubarak, who turns 85 in May, has suffered several health scares.

He is currently being treated at a military hospital in Cairo.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AFP, and dpa
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