Court Orders Mubarak Retrial

    Egyptian supporters of former president Hosni Mubarak celebrate in Cairo on January 13, 2013, after the court of Cessation, the top appeals court, accepted an appeal for a retrial of the ousted president. An Egyptian court ordered a retrial for former president Hosni Mubarak after accepting an appeal against the life sentence handed him for his involvement in the deaths of protesters in 2011. AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKI        (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will be retried, after a court granted his appeal of his life sentence on charges that he failed to prevent the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. Habib el-Adly, Mubarak’s security chief, who is also serving a life sentence on the same charges, will also be retried. No date has been set for either retrial. But Mubarak isn’t out of the woods yet. Prosecutors placed a new detention hold on Mubarak while they investigate allegations he received hundreds of thousands of dollars from Egypt’s top newspapers as a show of loyalty during his regime.

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