13 Apr 2013

Mubarak retrial adjourned

8:53 pm on 13 April 2013

The presiding judge in the retrial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has referred the case to another court, leading to an indefinite adjournment of the proceedings

Judge Mustafa Hassan Abdullah announced his decision on Saturday at the start of the retrial at a police academy on the outskirts of Cairo, where Mubarak, 84, had earlier been flown by helicopter.

The judge said he had decided to refer the case to the Cairo appeals court as he felt "unease" in reviewing the case.

Mubarak is facing retrial on charges of complicity in the murder of protesters killed in the uprising that unseated him.