Egyptian security officials testify behind closed doors in Mubarak retrial

Published October 19th, 2013 - 04:35 GMT
Former intelligence chief Murad Mawafi was scheduled to testify behind closed doors Saturday in former President Mubarak's retrial (Courtesy of World Tribune)
Former intelligence chief Murad Mawafi was scheduled to testify behind closed doors Saturday in former President Mubarak's retrial (Courtesy of World Tribune)

The retrial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has resumed behind closed doors, according to the Associated Press. Two top security and state media officials took the stand Saturday, including former intelligence chief Murad Muwafi.


Hosni Mubarak faces charges of killing around 900 protesters during the 2011 uprising that led to his removal from office. In his first trial, the former president was convicted of failing to stop the killings, but an appeal filed earlier this year overturned the conviction.
Six senior police offiials and the former interior minister also face charges for the protesters' deaths.


The presiding judge over the case has ordered that Saturday's testimony from the security officials take place behind closed doors and under a media blackout for national security reasons.


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