December 28th, 2011
01:58 AM ET

Mubarak's murder trial resumes in Egypt after months of delay

After a months-long break, the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak resumes Wednesday after an appeals court dismissed a motion to disqualify the presiding judge, state-owned media said.

Mubarak is charged with ordering the killing of protesters to quash the uprising that ultimately ended his 30-year rule in February. In addition, he faces corruption charges. He has pleaded not guilty.

Lawyers representing families of dead or injured protesters petitioned a higher court demanding a new panel of judges, claiming unfair treatment.

The appeals court rejected the motion to disqualify Judge Refaat and fined the lawyers who filed the motion 6,000 Egyptian pounds ($996), according to Ahram Online - part of the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper group.

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  1. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    GUILTY

    December 28, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  2. Gold Dragon

    Hey DRAK! Totally agree with ya!!!!
    I can't sleep.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Andreas Moser

    Death to the dictator!

    December 28, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  4. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    HI ,GOLD DRAGON GOOD MORNING .I HOPE YOU ARE FEELING WELL,I CANT SLEEP.TOO MUCH ENERGY DRINKS I GUESS,IM JUST CATCHING UP ON MY READING.HOW ARE YOU TODAY?

    December 28, 2011 at 3:43 am | Report abuse |
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