Tantawi can't attend Mubarak trial due to 'security issues'

September 11, 2011 14:06

CAIRO - Egypt's military ruler, Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, said he could not give testimony on Sunday in the trial of Hosni Mubarak because he had to deal with security issues in the country, Al Arabiya television reported.

The report followed a weekend of violence that erupted on Friday and continued through the night targeting the Israeli embassy in Cairo.

Tantawi was called to give testimony on Sunday in the trial of Mubarak, whose charges include conspiring to kill protesters during the uprising that ousted him on Feb. 11.

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