The hearing was to be held off-camera
An image grab taken from Egyptian state TV shows ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak lying on a stretcher inside a cell at a courtroom in Cairo on August 15. Mubarak arrived for his latest trial hearing in Cairo on a stretcher, footage aired by state television showed as his trial resumed. © - AFP/Egyptian TV/File
The hearing was to be held off-camera
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Last updated: September 5, 2011

Mubarak arrives for trial hearing on stretcher

Ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak arrived for his latest trial hearing in Cairo on Monday on a stretcher, footage aired by state television showed.

The 83-year-old drew up in an ambulance at the police academy in the capital's outer suburbs where he is being tried, the footage showed.

Monday's session was to hear witness testimony to try to determine who gave the orders for the killing of hundreds of protesters in the revolt that ousted the veteran leader in February.

The hearing was to be held off-camera unlike the first two sessions which saw Mubarak appearing in court bound to a stretcher and caged, in gripping images broadcast live on television.

Dozens of supporters and opponents of Mubarak clashed near the courtroom before his arrival, an AFP correspondent reported.

"We have not abandoned you," the pro-Mubarak protesters chanted, while their rivals shouted, "Punishment, punishment, they killed our children with bullets."

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