Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Are there no functioning civilian courts in Egypt?

The news today is that ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and 198  Muslim Brotherhood leaders are to be tried in military courts (under legislation enacted after their alleged offenses). Are there no civilian courts functioning in the country in which these charges (e.g., murder and attempted murder) could be tried? The trial is set to start on February 23.

Postscript: state media are now reporting that Mr. Morsi will not be facing trial in a military court.

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