Interior ministry says it is ready to secure Mubarak’s trial

Egyptian interior minister Mansour al-Essawy said on Sunday that the ministry is ready to implement any decision by the prosecution regarding transferring deposed president Hosni Mubarak or securing his trial.

Mubarak is currently detained in the coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh pending investigations. The court has postponed his trial to 8 August but has yet to decide on its location.

Mubarak faces multiple charges, including involvement in killing protesters during the 25 January revolution and seizing public money.

Meanwhile, Essawy said the Interior Ministry “is doing its best to restore security in the streets.”

He told reporters on Sunday that police used to help rig elections because there was a culture of corruption. However, this has changed since the revolution. “The police apparatus has changed. It will not intervene by any means in policy. It will only organize the upcoming elections,” he added.

He also said that there will be major changes within local councils and that village mayors will be elected, which will allow citizens to choose the best person for the post without police interference.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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