Egypt has set May 11 as new date for the retrial of the country’s ousted dictator, Hosni Mubarak, judicial sources say.

The retrial of Mubarak will start at the North Cairo Criminal Court over the killing of protesters during the 2011 revolution, the sources added on Wednesday. Reports say Mubarak’s interior minister, Habib al - Adly, and six security chiefs would also be in the dock. They have been all charged with killing 900 protesters during mass protests which toppled Mubarak in 2011. The new date was set after an Egyptian judge, Mostafa Hassan Abdallah, withdrew from the new round of Mubarak’s trial on April 13 and referred the case to the Cairo appeals court to appoint a new circuit to hear the retrial. Mubarak and his interior minister have already been sentenced to life over the deadly crackdown. However, in January, an Egyptian court accepted an appeal by Hosni Mubarak over his life sentence for his involvement in the 2011 killings. The court ordered a retrial. Many revolutionaries in Egypt believe the former US - allied strongman should be sentenced to death over his leading role in killing demonstrators.