1. Egypt

    Mubarak’s Trial Postponed

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak (portraits) protest outside the police academy in Cairo where his trial resumed on September 24, 2011. Egypt's military ruler Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, who is the de facto head of state since a popular uprising toppled Mubarak in February, testified in court, a security official told AFP.  AFP PHOTO/KHALED DESOUKI (Photo credit should read KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has been postponed until a decision is made on whether to change the panel presiding over the case, lawyers on the case said Saturday. The trial had been set to resume on Sunday, but the judicial panel must now either hold a session to adjourn the trial while the defendants remain in prison or postpone it through administrative means. Lawyers for the families of those killed in uprisings earlier this year requested changes to the panel because it did not give them enough time to question Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, who heads the Army council currently in charge of Egypt. A new group of judges must now be appointed to consider the demand. The panel had previously been postponed due to questions regarding the background of Judge Ahmed Refaat, who heads it.

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