29 Dec 2011

Mubarak trial resumes

4:41 am on 29 December 2011

The trial of the former President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt has resumed after a delay of almost two months.

State TV showed him being stretchered into court in the capital, Cairo on Wednesday.

Mr Mubarak, 83, is accused of corruption and of ordering the killing of protesters during the uprising which forced him to step down last February.

His two sons, a former interior minister and six senior police officers are also in the dock. All deny the charges against them.

The BBC reports some of Egypt's most powerful figures have testified since the trial began in August.

Field Marshal Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, the head of the ruling military council, told a closed-door session in September that Mr Mubarak had never given orders to shoot protesters.