Thursday, May 24, 2018

Egyptian military court jails civilian journalist

Business as usual in Egypt: a military court has handed down a 10-year sentence to a civilian journalist. Details here. Excerpt:
A military court sentenced on Tuesday independent journalist and researcher Ismail Iskandarani to 10 years imprisonment on charges of joining an illegal group and reporting about the opinions of Sinai-based tribes concerning the performance of the armed forces.

Another defendant also received the same sentence.
Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians by military courts. Egypt is one of the world's leading violators of this principle.

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