Egypt: The Men in the Steel Cage

Amid tumult and shouting, the Sadat assassination trial begins

"When Defense Minister General Abdel Halim Abu Ghazala signaled me to go away, I told him to get out of the way. I don't want you,' I said. 'I want this dog, this tyrant Sadat.

In that dramatic public confession, First Lieut. Khaled Ahmed Shawki Islambuli, 24, a stocky artillery officer in the Egyptian army, last week told a three-judge military tribunal how he had assassinated President Anwar Sadat during a military parade on Oct. 6. Islambuli is accused of leading the four-man hit team...

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