The trial of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, charged with the killing of protesters and abuse of power, resumed on Wednesday following a delay of almost two months while lawyers demanded a new judge.
Mubarak, his two sons, the former interior minister and senior police officers face a range of charges including involvement in the deaths of hundreds of protesters and corruption during his three decades in office.
Lawyers representing families of those killed in the 18-day-uprising that ousted Mubarak had filed a suit calling for presiding judge Ahmed Refaat and the two other judges to be replaced. The request was rejected.
(Writing by Marwa Awad; Editing by Tom Pfeiffer)