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Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood members tried before military court

On 24 April, the first military trial in seven years against members of the Muslim Brotherhood began in Cairo. The charges against the 33 members were not made public but media reports say they face charges of money laundering, membership of an illegal group and supporting terrorism. On 9 May, the Administrative Court ruled that a presidential order to try them before a military court was not valid and that they should be tried in a civilian court. This decision was overturned by the Supreme Administrative Court on 15 May, allowing the military trial to proceed. The trial is scheduled to resume on 3 June.

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