CAIRO — Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi on charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak.
The 90-year-old Mubarak, whose nearly three-decade rule was ended by a popular uprising in 2011, entered courtroom with a cane along with his two sons Alaa and Gamal. He was wearing a dark blue suit and a matching tie. He appeared physically well and mentally sharp though his speech was slow at times. The chief judge, Mohammed Sherin, allowed Mubarak to take a seat while testifying.
The hearing took place amid heavy security in a police facility in a southern Cairo suburb.