A court in Egypt has ordered a media blackout during the next phase of the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak. Judge Mahmoud el-Rachidi said the sessions, to be held from 19 to 21 October, would involve national security issues.
He said that all journalists would be barred from the next hearings and forbidden from quoting lawyers.
According to the BBC, the 85-year-old appeared in court on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters during the 2011 uprising. Mubarak was jailed for life in June last year for contributing to the killings, but he appealed against his sentence and a retrial was ordered.
He is on trial along with his two sons, the former interior minister, and six security chiefs, the report added.