Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Egypt Protests the Use of Military Tribunals to Try Civilians

Several times over the past couple of months, I've written about the military council in Egypt's plans to end the use of military tribunals to try civilians. On Monday, a top general said that that “as quickly as possible” this practice will come to and end, but no firm deadline has ever been set.

Ironically, a demonstration is reportedly planned for Friday to protest the use of military tribunals, even though the council justifies the use of military tribunals as the only way to handle repeated demonstrations in the country in the absence of an independent and impartial judiciary.