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CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s chief prosecutor has accused ousted leader Hosni Mubarak of imposing a “tyrannical rule” during his nearly 30 years in power.

Tuesday’s remarks by chief prosecutor Mustafa Suleiman came as the prosecution began making its argument in Mubarak’s trial.

Mubarak is charged with complicity in the killing of more than 800 protesters in the crackdown on a popular uprising that forced him out of office in February.

The trial opened on Aug. 3 but became bogged down in procedural matters, including a demand by lawyers representing the victims that the presiding judge, Ahmed Rifaat, be removed. That request alone took a separate court about three months to rule on. It was denied.

Suleiman spoke for an hour, after which the hearing was adjourned till Wednesday.