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Mubarak to be retried over killing of protesters

Egypt's high court said the retrial would begin on Nov. 5

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Egypt's high court said on Thursday former President Hosni Mubarak would be retried in the case of the 2011 killing of protesters.

The judge accepted the public prosecution's appeal against an earlier court ruling that dropped the case against Mubarak.

Mubarak, who ruled Egypt with an iron first for three decades, has already spent at least three years in prison for other cases.

The judge said the retrial, based on charges against him of conspiring to kill protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring uprising centered around Cairo's Tahrir Square, would begin on Nov. 5.

Last month an Egyptian court sentenced the former ruler and his two sons to three years in jail without parole in the retrial of a corruption case.