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Military trials are making a comeback in Egypt

A new decree aimed at protecting public land allows civilians to be brought before military courts.
Egyptian Army soldiers sit on an armoured personnel carrier (APC) on a tram track, during a patrol, as supporters of deposed president Mohamed Mursi approach the presidential palace in Cairo, July 19, 2013. Thousands of Mursi's supporters took to the streets of Egyptian cities on Friday to demand the reinstatement of the Islamist leader. However, Egypt's armed forces, which shunted the country's first freely elected president from office less than three weeks ago, looked in no mood to make concessions, putt
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The expression “military trials for civilians” — a controversial topic in the wake of the January 25 Revolution that had nearly disappeared from Egyptian media discourse — is now making a comeback.

On June 8, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a decree commissioning the Egyptian armed forces to be the executive entity responsible for the supervision of state-owned land located within 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) on either side of the national network of roads, which includes 21 highways.

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