Jan. 13 - Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, convicted in the 2011 killing of protesters, will be allowed a new trial, an Egyptian court has ruled. Andrew Raven reports.
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Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak will have another day in court - much to the delight of his supporters.
The 84-year-old - convicted in the killing of protesters during a 2011 uprising against his rule - will be allowed new trial, a court has ruled.
Mubarak and his Interior Minister, Habib al-Adli, were sentenced to life in prison last year in connection with the deaths.
But on Sunday both men won the right to appeal that verdict, which was widely seen as a watershed moment in Egypt's transition to democracy.
While he ruled Egypt with an iron fist for three decades, Mubarak still has many supporters who say he was wrongly convicted.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PRO-MUBARAK SUPPORTER, BOUSSY, SAYING:
"We refer to the earlier verdict, because there was nothing to prove that he killed the protesters, it was just the fact that he did not protect the protesters, nothing more, but he did not kill the protesters."
The former leader was moved from prison to a military hospital in late December after breaking ribs in a fall.