Cairo: The murder trial of Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak resumed here on Wednesday after a three-month pause.
An ailing Mubarak, 83, risks the death sentence if he is found to have been complicit in the killings of some 850 people who died during protests that overthrew him in February.
Mubarak, who is in custody in a Cairo military hospital, also faces charges of corruption, together with his two sons Alaa and Gamal.
Mubarak was brought in an ambulance amid tight security while more than 5,000 policemen have been deployed to secure the proceedings.
Mubarak’s first hearing on August 3 was broadcast live on television, but Refaat soon ordered the cameras out.