Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was transferred from a military hospital in Cairo to the city's Torah prison early on Thursday, state news agency MENA said.

The transfer order was given on Wednesday on the recommendation of a medical team after he appeared fitter at his aborted retrial on Saturday.

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His retrial on charges of complicity in the killing of demonstrators in the uprising that ousted him will start on May 11, a Cairo appeals court said on Wednesday.