The testimony of Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, Egypt’s military ruler, as a witness at the trial of former president Hosni Mubarak has been postponed to September 24, judicial sources said Sunday.
The trial of Egyptian ex-president Hosni Mubarak reopened Wednesday, with high-profile witnesses including military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi summoned by judges to testify behind closed doors for reasons of “national security.”
The trial of Hosni Mubarak resumed in Cairo on Monday after dozens of the ousted Egyptian president’s supporters and opponents clashed near the court before he arrived on a stretcher.
Muammar Gaddafi criticised on Saturday the popular uprising in neighbouring Egypt that forced Hosni Mubarak from power this year as the Libyan leader battles rebels who have claimed swathes of the country.
The April 6 Youth Movement on Sunday accused Mostafa Abul Yosr, who is interrogating Hosni Mubarak, of partiality.
Mubarak has just resigned from Egypt ruling party, Ndp. The news was published on Twitter a few minutes ago on different channels from private citizens and media activists. Hosni Mubarak though still remains president of Egypt.
Mubarak promised that he will step down before next election and that he will call for major reforms to be made with parliament, but the people aren’t happy because they want him out of power now.
Mubarak has appointed a vicepresident. This is the first time since 1981 when he took power.
DemocracyNow has just published an audio report from Cairo where, reportedly, protesters are asking president Mubarak to resign.
In this video report by AP, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announce the resignation of his government. It is not clear whether and when there will be a new government and new elections.