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Egypt’s Islamist-Dominated Parliament Amends Military-Trial Law

May 06, 2012

May 6 (Bloomberg) --Egypt’s Islamist-dominated parliament approved a draft law stripping the country’s president of the power to refer civilians to military trials, the state-run Middle East News Agency reported today.

Activists have demanded an end to trying civilians before military courts. Egypt currently has no president and the first presidential elections since the ouster of Hosni Mubarak will start on May 23.

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