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Egypt: Civilians Won’t Stand Before Military Courts When State Of Emergency Ends

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Egyptian civilians will no longer stand before military courts when the state of emergency lapses, said Head of the Military Judicial Authority Adel el-Morsi, according to Egypt’s State Information Service.

According to SIS, with regard to Egyptian law, the article on trying civilians in military courts will no longer be effective when the state of emergency ends, Morsi told a press conference on Monday.

The military prosecution is currently dealing with crimes, such as rape, thuggery and illegal possession of weapons, he said, adding that this was due to the security chaos state that swept the Egyptian street in the aftermath of the revolution, according to SIS.

SIS reported that from January 28 to August 29, military courts ruled in 3,863 cases that involved 11,879 defendants, according to Morsi.

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