Lawyer: Mubarak won’t enter court on his feet or in wheelchair

Mubarak won't enter the court on his feet or in a wheelchair due to medical concerns, Farid al-Deeb, Mubarak’s lawyer, has said. Deeb previously said his client should not sit in a wheelchair, as the bed is eqipped to help him survive potential strokes.

In press statements on 8 October, Chief-of-Staff Sami Anan denied that Mubarak ordered the army to shoot demonstrators in Tahrir Square. His testimony thereby bolstered that of Egypt's military ruler, Hussein Tantawi.

After reconvening Wednesday morning following a three-month hiatus, the Cairo Criminal Court adjourned the trial of former President Hosni Mubarak and other officials until Monday.

The decision came after the public prosecution was asked to submit a list of those killed or injured since the beginning of the January revolution, as well as reports and investigations regarding the incidents.

Mubarak's sons Alaa and Gamal, former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, six of Adly’s top aides, and businessman Hussein Salem are among the defendants in the trial.

A number of skirmishes between Mubarak supporters and relatives of protesters killed during the revolution erupted outside the Police Academy after the trial session ended. The fighting resumed when Mubarak supporters raised posters of the former president, angering the victims’ relatives and prompting a verbal exchange between the sides.

Earlier this year, about 840 people died and more than 6000 were wounded in the 18-days of unrest that toppled Mubarak on 11 February, according to Amnesty International.

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