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CAIRO - The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, charged
with the killing of protesters and abuse of power, resumed on Wednesday
following a delay of almost two months while lawyers demanded a new judge.
his two sons, the former interior minister and senior police officers
face a range of charges including involvement in the deaths of hundreds
of protesters and corruption during his three decades in office.
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who is being held under arrest in a hospital where doctors say he has a
heart condition, was wheeled into the court on a hospital trolley
covering his eyes with his arm and surrounded by police.
Previous sessions were marred by clashes outside the Cairo court
building between Mubarak supporters and Egyptians demanding the death
penalty for their former leader, but there were no scuffles as Mubarak
arrived on Wednesday.
Lawyers representing families of those killed had filed a
suit calling for presiding judge Ahmed Refaat and the two other
judges to be replaced. The request was rejected.
They had complained that the judges had failed to give them
adequate time to question Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi
who heads the army
council now ruling Egypt
, during his court