Egyptian court sets May 11 for retrial of Mubarak
Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:49AM
A court in Egypt has ordered the retrial of former ruler Hosni Mubarak for his complicity in the killing of anti-regime protesters in the 20-11 revolution. Cairo’s appeal court has set May 11 for the retrial of the ex-dictator. But as Press TV’s Karim Gamal el Deen reports, some Egyptian lawyers believe justice would only be served if Mubarak stood before a revolutionary court.The former ruler has been transferred to Tora prison in Cairo from a military hospital on Thursday on the recommendation of a medical team after he appeared fitter at his aborted retrial on Saturday. Some lawyers told Press TV that justice would only be attained if the ousted president stood before a revolutionary trial. Many Egyptians were angered when the 84-year-old Mubarak, who has been reportedly ill since last year, appeared in good health, smiling and waving to the public in court last Saturday, prompting calls for him to be put back in jail. Revolutionary activists believe that the remnants of the deposed ruler are still working under the stewardship of President Morsi to counter the revolution. In essence, political parties from across the spectrum including the FJP will hold a million man rally on Friday to call for the purging of Egyptian judiciary and the death penalty for longtime ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak. Many sectors of the Egyptian society seek a harsher verdict on the corrupt figure, but they believe that this is far-fetched as long as government institutions, and the Egyptian judiciary are still controlled by figures appointed by Mubarak himself.