The radical Islamists of Tunisia's Ansar al-Sharia movement on their website asked their supporters not to attend a rally planned in the city of Kairouan, a day after vowing to defy a government ban on the planned rally.
Latest update: 05/08/2011
- Arab world - Egypt - Hosni Mubarak - justice - Popular revolt - trial
Mubarak trial: ousted president faces judgment
It was a day that millions of Egyptians thought would never come: their former president Hosni Mubarak in court, in a cage, forced to answer charges of brutality and corruption. Laura Baines asks her panel if the trial is necessary for Egypt to move forward and put an autocratic past behind it, or if it's a dangerous distraction - a trial motivated by revenge.
- Ahdaf SOUEIF, Egyptian novelist and political commentator (from Cairo);
- Geneviève GARRIGOS, President, Amnesty International France;
- Chérine FOTY, Egyptian-American attorney;
- Robert SPRINGBORG, Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School, author of "Mubarak's Egypt: Fragmentation of the Political Order" (from Monterey, California).