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Mubarak Trial Hears Testimony Authorities Ordered Force

Egyptian Interior Ministry officials ordered force could be used against demonstrators as the January uprising that ended Hosni Mubarak’s rule gathered pace, a former senior security official said at the trial of the ex-president.

Hassan Abdel Hamid, previously first assistant to the minister of interior during the uprising, said he attended a meeting chaired by former Interior Minister Habib el-Adli, a co-defendant alongside Mubarak, on Jan. 27, two days after the revolt broke out.