Middle East
Mubarak trial lawyers want more witnesses
Lawyers for both Mubarak and slain protesters have asked for dozens of officials to be brought to testify.
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2011 14:46

Lawyers for Mubarak, his sons and the other defendants, as well as those representing slain and injured protesters, have asked the court to subpoena dozens of generals and former high-ranking regime officials.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs want to question security force "snipers" about the orders they received, representatives from communications companies to determine why the internet and mobile phone networks were shut down, and other regime officials about discussions they had.

They also wan to subpoena phone records between Mubarak, his sons, and others in government.

Defense lawyers have called numerous military officers. Farid el-Deeb, Mubarak's lawyer, seems to be preparing a line of inquiry that will shift responsibility for the violent crackdown on military officers, including some who sit on the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces that currently runs the country.

What follows is a partial list of former regime officials whom lawyers want to question in court:

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi

Tantawi was defence minister under Mubarak and has retained the position since the uprising, though he now also serves as chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which has ultimate say in post-revolution affairs. Farid el-Deeb, Mubarak's lawyer, has said that Tantawi and the military assumed control of security affairs beginning on January 28.

Omar Suleiman

Suleiman served for years as Mubarak's intelligence chief and was appointed vice president just days before Mubarak stepped down. He also announced Mubarak's resignation.

General Sami Enan

Chief of staff of the armed forces

Ahmed Nazif

Former prime minister and speaker of the lower house of parliament

Safwat el-Sherif

Former speaker of the upper house of parliament and secretary general of the ruling National Democratic Party

Ahmed Ezz

Businessman in the steel industry and former high-ranking MP with the National Democratic Party

Zakaria Azmi

Mubarak's former chief of staff

Anas el-Fikki

Former information minister

Osama el-Sheikh

Former director of state television

Hatem el-Gabaly

Former minister of health

Atef Ebeid

Prime minister from 1999 to 2004 and former MP for National Democratic Party


Lawyers for the defendants also want to question high-ranking members of the security forces. They include, but are not limited to:

General Foued Muhammad Tawfiq

General Zakaria el-Iraqi

General Abdelaziz Salem

Brigadier Nabil Radwan

Brigadier Hany Naguib

Brigadier Muhammad Ali

Brigadier Zakaria Higazi

Colonel Ayman el-Sayidi

Colonel Arif Youssef

Lieutenant-Colonel Ahmed Atallah

Lieutenant-Colonel Mansour Shazli

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