Tantawi to testify in Mubarak trial
Reports in Egypt claimed late Wednesday that the judge of ousted president Hosni Mubarak has summoned Egypt’s military ruler and other senior officials to testify in closed sessions of the trial. Field Marshal Tantawi is expected to testify on September 11. A day later, Lieutenant General Sami Annan, the Egyptian chief of staff is expected to appear in court. On September 13 the judge will listen to the testimony of Major General Omar Suleiman, the ex-vice president and a former close aide to Mubarak. Later in the week the testimonies of Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Issawi the Interior Minister and his predecessor Major General Mahmoud Wagdy will be heard.
Court resumed Wednesday as four police officers testified. Capt. Mohammed Abdel-Hakim, a witness testifying against Mubarak, was in charge of ammunition for the Central Security Forces Cairo. He denied any live ammunition was provided to riot police. But lawyers representing families of slain protesters accused him of changing testimony he gave to the prosecutors in his original affidavit.