Egypt Judge Refers Mubarak Charges to Appeals Court

A Cairo judge referred charges against ousted President Hosni Mubarak to an appeals court, recusing himself minutes after convening the former leader’s retrial on charges linked to protester’ deaths.

Judge Mostafa Hassan Abdullah’s decision set up for further delay a trial that has embodied what families of the roughly 850 people killed during the January 2011 uprising see as justice denied.

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