Mubarak TV finding may force retrial

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The Independent Online

A member of an Egyptian fact-finding mission says former President Hosni Mubarak watched the uprising against him unfold via a live TV feed, a fact that could lead to the retrial of the 84-year-old ousted leader, already serving a life sentence.

In his trial for the deaths of some 900 protesters, Mubarak, right, denied knowing the size of the protests or that violence was used against them. He was convicted in June of failing to prevent the deaths.

The finding came as part of a 700-page report submitted today to President Mohamed Morsi. Ahmed Ragheb, a commission member, said they also established that security and military forces used live ammunition against protesters, despite repeated denials.