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Egypt: President Morsy Should End Military Trials of Civilians

In one of the first real tests of the powers of the civilian president since the military “handover to civilian authority,” President Mohamed Morsy should pardon all those convicted by military courts. He should also order an immediate end to military trials of civilians and refer those against whom there is sound evidence of criminal activity to trial before civilian courts. On July 13, 2012, the committee that Morsy established to review cases of civilians sentenced by military courtsrecommended that the president pardon all of them. (New York) – In one of the first real tests of the powers…

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