Hosni Mubarak's trial has been adjourned for three weeks, and when it resumes Sept. 5, the hearings will no longer be televised. The judge ordered the live airings halted "in the interest of the public," but some opponents of the former Egyptian president were unhappy with the decision. "Preposterous! The case is necessary for public opinion. Not airing it live means there is a deal with Mubarak," one tells Reuters.
In addition, the judge ordered Mubarak's trial to be merged with the trial of former Interior Minister Habib al-Adly, also charged with ordering the killing of protesters. Mubarak appeared in court today on a hospital bed. The judge struggled to maintain order inside, where there were more than 100 lawyers (the defense team has reportedly put together a list of 1,600 witnesses it would like called); outside, at least 20 people were injured in skirmishes, the BBC reports.