Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, February 09, 2007

Human rights group criticizes decision to transfer civilians to military court

The Arab Organization for Human Rights has accused Egypt of violating international fair trial standards, Reuters reported today. Earlier this week, an Egyptian court authorized the transfer of more than forty opposition Islamists – including prominent Muslim Brotherhood official Khairat el-Shater - to a military court, where they face charges of terrorism and money-laundering. The ruling marks the first time in five years that civilian detainees in Egypt have been transferred to a military court.

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