Alert Mubarak enters Egypt court for retrial

An upbeat and alert-looking Hosni Mubarak has been wheeled into a Cairo courtroom for his retrial for alleged complicity in the killing of nearly 900 demonstrators during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.

The former Egyptian president, wearing brown-tinted glasses, waved from inside the courtroom cage in his Sunday court appearance. He was airlifted to the court from a Cairo hospital. His two sons and former interior minister, currently held in prison for separate cases, were also in the courtroom cage.

An Egyptian appeals court granted Mubarak a retrial and overturned his life sentence in January, citing shoddy procedures. Unconfirmed reports have emerged several times in the past year suggesting that Mubarak was on the brink of death.

United News of Bangladesh