Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, overthrown by a popular uprising this year, was ordered yesterday to stand trial in August for the killing of protesters on charges that could carry the death penalty.

Mubarak, ousted on February 11 after mass protests demanding an end to his 30 years in power, has been questioned about his role in a crackdown in which more than 840 demonstrators died, as well as about alleged corruption.

His two sons, Gamal and Alaa, and executive Hussein Salem will also stand trial.