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Mubarak arrives at court after 4 hours bad weather delay

After ousted president Mohamed Morsi's trial was postponed last week due to fog, weather conditions delay Hosni Mubarak's arrival in court Saturday

MENA, Ahram Online, Saturday 11 Jan 2014
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, seated, and his two sons Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, attend a hearing in a courtroom at the Police Academy, Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 (Photo: AP)
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Ousted president Hosni Mubarak arrived at court for Saturday's session of his retrial in the case of murder of protesters during the 2011 uprising that ended his 31-year rule.

The retrial of Mubarak was delayed for a few hours due to bad weather that prevented a helicopter transporting him to a Cairo court house from taking off, state news agency MENA reported.

The trial of Mubarak's successor — ousted president Mohamed Morsi — was postponed Wednesday after fog prevented him from being flown from his Alexandria jail to a Cairo court house.

Mubarak faces charges of responsibility for the murder of peaceful protesters during the January 25 Revolution. Morsi is accused of inciting the murder of opposition protesters in clashes outside the Presidential Palace in December 2012.

Mubarak is currently held under house arrest at a Maadi military hospital after he was granted release by an appeals court in August having exceeded the maximum two-year remand period.

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11-01-2014 02:20pm
bad weather escuse
Not again this comedy, from Maadi hospital to the court house by road and with the usual police road opening it should not take more than half an hour by ambulance or limo. The Morsi story was a bit more like as the distance inviolved was greater and there was fog , but moder helicopters are in Egypt( maybe not the qualified pilots) voices spread that there were someones wanting to assasinate Morsi to shut him up.
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