22 Jan '12, 11am

Mubarak still president as he never resigned, says his lawyer

Mubarak still president as he never resigned, says his lawyer

An image grab taken from Egypt's state-owned Nile TV shows ousted president Hosni Mubarak being wheeled on a hospital stretcher outside a court for the resumption of his trial in Cairo on Jan 21, 2012. Mubarak, 83, is accused of ordering the killing of hundreds of demonstrators during the uprising that overthrew him last February. -- PHOTO: AFP CAIRO (AFP) - Hosni Mubarak is still president of Egypt as he never signed a resignation letter, his lawyer asserted in court on Sunday as he began wrapping up the defence case in the trial of the ousted strongman. 'Mubarak did not write a letter of resignation,' Mr Farid al-Deeb told the court. 'The document was signed by Omar Suleiman,' Egypt's former spy chief who was appointed by Mubarak as vice-president during a popular uprising last year demanding that the veteran leader quit. As a result, Mr Deeb said, the Cairo criminal cou...

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