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Mubarak’s Lawyer: Revolution in Egypt was Organized by “External Forces”

28.12.2011 08:49

In the capital of Egypt, the hearing of the case of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, and former Interior Minister Habib al-Adli is resumed after a three month break. They are accused of solicitation and murder of demonstrators in late January/early February of this year, when the victims of mass anti-government protests across the country were 850 people.

The public prosecution tries to prove that the police had received direct instructions from the leadership of the Interior Ministry to shoot demonstrators. However, several witnesses have already denied this information. In particular, the army commander, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, said that Mubarak never gave orders to shoot protesters. The prosecutor?s office however said that it will bring accusations against the witnesses ?for false testimony?.

The defense of Mubarak claims to have data on non-participation of the ex-president in shooting demonstrators. The lawyer Abdul Razak Yusri said that some forces within the country and abroad are accessorial thereto ? they had executed the pre-designed plan using the Facebook social network.

According to him, bandit attacks on police stations, prisons, stealing patrol wagon and fire-fighting vehicles, which then crushed the demonstrators, were carried out by order of the Lebanese Hezbollah Shiite movement, the organization of the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, the Palestinian Brigades Izeddina al-Qassam militant group. Six months later, this technique was again put into effect, provoking a new wave of unrest.

In this case in the course of events of January-February 2011 and collisions of November and December the same ways of stirring riots, and the same weapon were used. Thus, the defense counsel asserts that the leadership of Egypt is not directly related to deaths during the riots.

It is a reminder that for the past three months a number of events in the country have dramatically changed the attitude of the world to the Arab spring in Egypt. During the riots in front of the television building in Cairo, 40 people were killed. Thereafter one started to talk about interconfessional strife between the Muslims and the Copts, Egyptian Christians.

In late November, there was a new wave of protests in Tahrir with the campground, indefinite strike action and new clashes of security forces with the protesters. Victims are estimated at dozens.

Skirmishes at the government building, arson by the protesters of several office buildings in the downtown were added to this. The beginning of the parliamentary election helped to reduce the intensity and shifted all the attention on itself.