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Egyptian court postpones ruling in trial of former president Mubarak over protester killings

  • A supporter of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak holds his pictures as a helicopter ambulance prepares to take off with Mubarak from the Maadi Military Hospital en route to the Cairo Police Academy for a court appearance in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The final verdict in the retrial of Mubarak on charges he ordered the killings of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising against his rule will be issued Saturday. Mubarak was found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment but won a retrial, which began in April 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    A supporter of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak holds his pictures as a helicopter ambulance prepares to take off with Mubarak from the Maadi Military Hospital en route to the Cairo Police Academy for a court appearance in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The final verdict in the retrial of Mubarak on charges he ordered the killings of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising against his rule will be issued Saturday. Mubarak was found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment but won a retrial, which began in April 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Egyptian policeman takes cover while a supporter of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gives the victory sign as a helicopter ambulance takes off with Mubarak from the Maadi Military Hospital en route to the Cairo Police Academy for a court appearance in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The final verdict in the retrial of Mubarak on charges he ordered the killings of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising against his rule will be issued Saturday. Mubarak was found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment but won a retrial, which began in April 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    An Egyptian policeman takes cover while a supporter of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gives the victory sign as a helicopter ambulance takes off with Mubarak from the Maadi Military Hospital en route to the Cairo Police Academy for a court appearance in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The final verdict in the retrial of Mubarak on charges he ordered the killings of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising against his rule will be issued Saturday. Mubarak was found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment but won a retrial, which began in April 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

  • A supporter of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gives the victory sign  as a helicopter ambulance takes off with Mubarak from the Maadi Military Hospital en route to the Cairo Police Academy for a court appearance in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The final verdict in the retrial of Mubarak on charges he ordered the killings of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising against his rule will be issued Saturday. Mubarak was found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment but won a retrial, which began in April 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    A supporter of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gives the victory sign as a helicopter ambulance takes off with Mubarak from the Maadi Military Hospital en route to the Cairo Police Academy for a court appearance in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The final verdict in the retrial of Mubarak on charges he ordered the killings of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 uprising against his rule will be issued Saturday. Mubarak was found guilty in June 2012 and sentenced to life imprisonment but won a retrial, which began in April 2013. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

An Egyptian court has postponed its ruling until November in the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak, charged with complicity in the killings of protesters during the 2011 revolt that ousted him.

A helicopter had ferried the 86-year-old Mubarak from a military hospital to the courtroom Saturday for the session. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for the same charges in 2012, though a judge ordered a retrial.

The retrial, presided by Judge Mahmoud Kamel el-Rashid, opened in May 2013 and also included Mubarak's former interior minister and six former security generals.

In the last session, Mubarak spoke out for the first time regarding the case, saying he "would never order the killing of protesters."

Mubarak was the first Arab ruler to be brought to court by his own people.