A Cairo court ruled on Wednesday to summon top officials from the ruling military authorities to testify in the trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Arab media reported.
Those summoned include military government chief Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi and Chief Commander Sami Anan.
Mahmoud Wagdi, Egypt's ex-minister of the interior, has also been summoned.
Mubarak is charged with authorizing lethal force against protesters to crush an uprising that eventually put an end to his 30-year rule. He could face the death penalty if convicted.