More delays in Mubarak retrial

Story highlights

  • Court adjourns until June 10
  • Mubarak and others were convicted in connection with the killing of peaceful protesters
  • Hundreds died during the Egyptian uprising in early 2011
  • Mubarak also faces corruption charges
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's trial has been adjourned until Monday for the judge to review the prosecution's evidence against him, the semi-official Al-Ahram newspaper reported Saturday.
The ousted autocratic leader is being retried in the killings of hundreds of civilian protesters who took to the streets for two weeks in early 2011 to demand his removal from office after three decades of rule.
Mubarak, who stepped down on February 11, 2011, and his former interior minister, Habib al-Adly, were found guilty and sentenced to life in prison last year on charges that they were complicit in the protesters' killings.
Mubarak's sons, his interior minister and six of his security aides also face trial.
The defendants were granted a retrial after appealing their convictions.
The six security aides last year were acquitted of charges related to the killings, and Mubarak's two sons -- Gamal and Alaa -- were acquitted of corruption charges. But they, too, were ordered to be retried after President Mohamed Morsy ordered a new investigation last year.
A public prosecutor sent Mubarak -- who spent months detained in a military hospital -- back to prison in April.
Mubarak's health has been a bone of contention during his trial and incarceration. He suffered a heart attack after relinquishing power and had maintained that he was physically unfit to stand trial.
Mubarak has been held since his guilty verdict last year.
He is also charged with seizing public funds and misusing political influence. He also faces a corruption charge that was not part of the original trial. Mubarak is accused of selling natural gas to neighboring Israel for prices below fair market value.
Mubarak and the other defendants have pleaded not guilty to all charges.