Mubarak trial lawyers want more witnesses

Lawyers for both Mubarak and slain protesters have asked for dozens of officials to be brought to testify.

    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

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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