Mubarak to stand trial again over 2011 killing of protesters-court

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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will face a second and final retrial over the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising which forced him from power, the high court said on Thursday

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.

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CROPPED VERSION Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak (C) waves as he is transported from a military helicopter to the ambulance outside Maadi military hospital in Cairo on November 29, 2014 after a court dismissed a murder charge against the ousted leader over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising that ended the former strongman's decades-long rule. The court also acquitted Mubarak of a corruption charge, but he will remain in prison because he is serving a three-year sentence in a separate corruption case. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Police monior the street during an anti-military demonstration, marking the third anniversary of the 2011 protests against the military which ignited deadly clashes with security forces, in Cairo on November 19, 2014. At least 43 people were killed and more than 3,000 wounded in clashes between the protesters and security forces that began on November 19, 2011, just nine months after Mubarak's ouster. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)
CAIRO, EGYPT - NOVEMBER 29: The ambulance carrying the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak goes to the court in Cairo for his trial on November 29, 2014. (Photo by Mohamed Hossam/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
A supporter of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak (portrait) stands outside the police academy in Cairo during his trial on November 29, 2014. A court dismissed a murder charge against the ousted leader over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising that ended the former strongman's decades-long rule. The court also acquitted Mubarak of a corruption charge, but he will remain in prison because he is serving a three-year sentence in a separate corruption case. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMED EL-SHAHED (Photo credit should read MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)
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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.

(Reporting by Mahmoud Mourad and Omar Fahmy,; Writing by Yara Bayoumy, Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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