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Egypt's high court has granted a request from prosecutors to have the country's former President, Hosni Mubarak, stand trial again for the deaths of hundreds of protesters during a 2011 uprising, state media reported Thursday.
The decision overturns the ruling of a lower court in November 2014, when Mubarak was cleared of the charges. Mubarak, who is 87, is currently in a military hospital.
On separate charges in May 2015, the Cairo Court of Appeals upheld a three-year sentence imposed on Mubarak on corruption charges. But it gave him consideration for time already served.
But in a dim turn of events for Mubarak, the Court of Cassation, Egypt's highest criminal court, said he should be retried on charges of unlawfully killing protesters during the uprising — a revolt that ultimately forced him from power. But an estimated 800 civilians were killed, according to the Arab Network for Human Rights Information, a nongovernmental organization devoted to free expression
source: CNN international