Update: Mubarak ordered back to Tora prison hospital

The Public Prosecution has ordered former President Hosni Mubarak returned to Tora prison hospital. The move came after a medical checkup determined that he was healthy enough to return to the prison after staying at the Maadi Military Hospital for treatment.

The Cairo Appeals Court on Wednesday set 11 May for the retrial of former President Hosni Mubarak.

Mubarak was convicted in June on charges involving protester deaths during the January 2011 uprising that ended his 30-year rule.

In January, the Court of Cassation, ordered a retrial for Mubarak after accepting an appeal against his life sentence, citing procedural failings.

The new trial began Saturday in Cairo and was immediately adjourned when the presiding Cairo Criminal Court judge, Mostafa Hassan Abdallah, recused himself and referred the case to the appellate court.

Also standing trial again are former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and six of his senior aides. Adly had received the same sentence as Mubarak, but his deputies were acquitted, with the court citing a lack of evidence.

The court on Monday released Mubarak from detention but he remains in custody pending corruption charges in another case.

Mubarak's sons, Gamal and Alaa, are also facing trial on corruption charges.

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