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Trial of Former Egyptian President Mubarak Adjourned to Jan. 2

The trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on charges that include conspiring to kill some of the protesters who ended his rule was adjourned until Jan. 2.

State television showed footage of Mubarak, 83, lying on a gurney that was carried into an ambulance. He was ferried by helicopter back to the hospital where he has been detained since the start of the trial.

Mubarak’s trial began on Aug. 3 after pressure from demonstrators demanding a swift and public prosecution of the man they blame for corruption, political repression and police abuses. At least 846 people were killed during the anti-Mubarak revolt which started in January. He has pleaded not guilty.

In previous sessions, the court heard testimony from prosecution witnesses and, in closed sessions, from current and former officials including the head of the ruling military council, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, and former Vice President Omar Suleiman. Some Egyptians have said they hoped the officials’ testimony may shed light on Mubarak’s actions during the uprising and what orders he may have given for dealing with demonstrators.

The trial had been postponed since September until a court decision on a request to change the judge trying Mubarak. Earlier this month a court ruled that Judge Ahmed Refaat should stay on the case and fined the lawyer who brought the case.

Mubarak’s two sons, Alaa and Gamal, who are facing corruption charges, and former Interior Minister Habib el-Adli and six of his aides are also on trial alongside the former president.

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