Tantawi to testify in Mubarak trial on Saturday

The court trying ousted president Hosni Mubarak will hear the testimony of Hussein Tantawi, president of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, on Saturday.

Mubarak, together with his two sons, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly and six of Adly's aides, are charged with killing demonstrators during the 25 January revolution.

Tantawi will tell the court what happened during a meeting that Mubarak held on 22 January, and will testify as to whether Mubarak was responsible for the killing of demonstrators. He will also determine who was responsible for the communications blackout that started on 28 January.

A military source has confirmed that Tantawi will attend Saturday’s session to testify, after he declined to appear during a previous session due to his alleged preoccupation with the security situation in the country.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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