The Cairo Court of Cassations accepted on Thursday the appeal that former Hosni Mubarak be retried on charges of murder and killing of protestors during the 18-days before he stepped down on 11 February 2011.
The Court is scheduled to reopen the case on 5 November, according to state-media. Interior Minister at the time, Habib Al-Adly, will also be retried along with several of his aides for complicity in the murder of over 200 protestors.
Mubarak was first detained on 12 April 2011 facing investigations about corruption and abuse of power, and he remained in prison until his release on 19 August 2013.
He was imprisoned pending investigations in the palaces case from 7 April 2013 until 19 August 2013, and again from 21 May 2014 until 26 January 2015.
Mubarak was also tried along with his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, for embezzling almost EGP 126m from state funds in the case. By 26 January, his two sons had already walked out of prison.
The court sentenced Mubarak in May to three years in a maximum security prison, and his sons to four years each. The court also collectively fined the three EGP 125m, in addition to repaying EGP 21m.
Mubarak and his sons are charged with acquiring almost EGP 126m from the Presidential Palace budget and using the money for the construction and development of family-owned assets.
Two appeals against the sentence were filed both by the general prosecution demanding tougher sentences, and by Mubarak’s defence demanding the sentence’s annulment.
During a phone interview Sunday evening on satellite channel Sada Al-Balad with TV host Ahmed Mousa, Mubarak called on Egyptians “to stand behind and support” current President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi.