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.FULL STORY