Egypt court to rule on Mubarak appeal over life term on Jan. 13

CAIRO, Dec 23 (Reuters) - A Cairo court has decided it will

rule on the appeal of ousted former President Hosni Mubarak on

Jan. 13, a court source said on Sunday, a move that could lead

to Mubarak being retried over the killing of protesters last

year.

Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli were

sentenced to life in prison in June after a court ruled they

were responsible for the deaths of around 850 people who were

killed when security forces tried to quash an uprising against

Mubarak.

The source, speaking after a hearing at a court presided

over by Ahmed Ali Abdel-Rahman, said the court would rule on

appeals lodged by both men on Jan. 13. If their appeals were

accepted, they would be retried, the source said.

The same source said the court would on the same date also

rule on appeals over corruption charges lodged by Mubarak's

sons, Alaa and Gamal.

Mubarak and his two sons are currently being held in Torah

prison in Cairo.

Poverty, police brutality and anger at corruption fuelled

the 18-day revolt that unseated Mubarak.

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