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Publish Date : Monday 15 August 2011 - 12:00
Egypt's Mubarak arrives at Cairo court
Islam Times - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has arrived at a Cairo court on a stretcher to stand trial for the second time after a popular uprising put an end to his prolonged ruling in February.
Islam Times reports from Press TV: The toppled president was flown in by helicopter and then transferred to the courthouse in an ambulance.

Security seems to be tighter than the first session, as riot police have managed to separate both anti- and pro-Mubarak demonstrators to avoid clashes that happened repeatedly during the first court session.

The Egyptians' sentiments about Mubarak's trial remain the same as people are still calling for revenge for about 850 peaceful protesters who were shot to death by Mubarak's order.

There are also around 150 to 200 pro-Mubarak protesters at the scene of the court who are wearing identical shirts, carrying banners that say do not humiliate the man who ran Egypt over 30 years.

Mubarak is the first Arab ruler to stand trial in person since the popular uprisings that swept the Middle East and North Africa.

The 83-year-old former president is accused of involvement in the killing of peaceful protesters in the Egyptian revolution and abuse of his power throughout his prolonged ruling.

He also shares murder charges with his former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, who has already been sentenced to 17 years in prison after being convicted on corruption charges, and six former police commanders.

The other defendants are being tried by the same judge in separate hearings as their cases were adjourned to September 5.
Story Code: 92013