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Egypt court postpones Mubarak verdict to November 29

AFP | Saturday, Sep 27, 2014

Hosni Mubarak inside a dock at the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo in April.

CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Saturday postponed the verdict in the murder retrial of deposed president Hosni Mubarak to November 29, citing the reams of evidence.

Judge Mahmud Kamel al-Rashidi played a short video showing the volumes of case files the court had to study before he announced the surprise decision, as Mubarak watched on from inside his caged dock.

Mubarak is charged alongside seven of his police commanders with involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 18-day uprising that unseated him in February 2011.

He was sentenced to life in a previous trial, but an appeals court ordered a retrial on a technicality.

Judge Rashidi said that he had not yet been able to finish a written explanation for his verdict.

"Therefore the court has decided to postpone its ruling to November 29," he said.

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