Mubarak Trial on Two-Month Hold

    Egyptians supporters  of former President Hosni Mubarak gather outside the courts set up at the Police Academy on October 30, 2011 where his trial was supposed to resume. The trial of the former President for corruption and murder has been postponed to December 28, pending a decision on a possible replacement of the judge, said the official MENA news agency. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

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    The trial of Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak has been adjourned until Dec. 28 while a separate court decides whether to change the judge on the case. Attorneys for the victims of Mubarak's alleged crackdowns say the judge, Ahmed Refaat, is not firm enough and didn't allow them adequate time to question Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, effectively the interim head of Egypt since he heads the army council now ruling the country. Leaks of Tantawi's testimony suggest that he tried to absolve Mubarak for allegedly killing about 850 protesters during the uprising that toppled him in February. The trial must start over with a new judge if the objection is upheld.

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