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SCAF releases another statement saying military trials still an option

The military council's latest statement assures the right to demonstrate as protests and military trials are still ongoing in Egypt

Ahram Online, Sunday 17 Jul 2011
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Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi, head of Egypt's ruling military council (Photo: Reuters)
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The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) has assured the right of protesting and demonstration in its statement number 68 published on its Facebook page on Saturday.

According to the statement, the right to protest is a right that's been respected by the ruling military council since the beginning of the revolution as long as it does not affect personal or public property.

Also the statement stresses that peaceful demonstrations are a right for all Egyptians as long as they do not affect production or national properties. 

Moreover, the statement also assured that individuals committing 'thuggish’ actions, such as brandishing weapons, sexually assaulting people or attacking official security forces in the course of their duties are to be subjected to military trials. Meanwhile banning military trials for civilians remains one of the main demands of both demonstrators at Tahrir Square now, as well as other rights activists since former president Hosni Mubarak stepped down.

The ruling military council has also given a telephone number and a fax number for citizens to contact in case of complains or questions.

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