CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian security official says the retrial of Egypt’s deposed President Hosni Mubarak was abruptly halted because of a sudden health scare.
The official didn’t give details of Mubarak’s condition during the resumption of the retrial on Saturday. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press.
Egyptian daily Al-Masry Al-Youm reported that Mubarak had suffered high blood pressure.
Mubarak, overthrown in a 2011 uprising, is being retried over charges of failing to stop the killings of protesters after his earlier life-imprisonment sentence was canceled on appeal. The development comes at a time his successor, the Islamist Mohammed Morsi, faces several trials after his overthrow in military coup.
The 85-year-old Mubarak was treated in 2010 for cancer of the gallbladder and pancreas.
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