JERUSALEM, Israel -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could regain his freedom in April.
In June 2012, Mubarak was found guilty of complicity in the deaths of some 850 anti-government activists killed during an 18-day protest in Cairo's Tahrir Square. The aging former ruler was sentenced to life in prison.
In January, a court overturned the ruling, granting Mubarak a retrial, set to begin on April 13. His two sons, Gamal and Alaa, who face charges of corruption and misuse of public funds, along with some former associates, have also been granted retrials.
Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for nearly three decades, testified from a gurney during his trial, evidence of his deteriorating health.
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who replaced Mubarak, has also been targeted by anti-government protestors angry over his government's Islamist rule.
The Obama administration, which backed Mubarak's overthrow, is set to deliver F-16 jet fighters and Abrams tanks later this year.
Over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Morsi in Cairo.