Egyptian presidential candidates say No to Military Trials

Ahram Online, Saturday 3 Sep 2011

A video was released of interviews with 7 presidential candidates rejecting the military trial of civilians, a practice rampant in Egypt

Egyptian possible presidential candidates
These possible Egyptian presidential candidates spoke out against military trials in a recently released video

The No to Military Trials Campaign has released a video of several Egyptian presidential candidates standing against the military trials of civilians.

The short clip lasted only two minutes and contained comments from several candidates that are against trying civilians in military courts, including former head of Arab League, Amr Mousa; liberal candidate Ayman Nour; former Muslim Brotherhood member Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh; Judge Hisham El-Bastawisi; Islamist figure Hazem Abou Ismail; Nasserist candidate Hamdin Sabahi and Egypt's first female candidate, Bothaina Kamel.

The candidates highlighted the unconstitutionality of trying civilians before military courts and demanded that civilians be tried in civil courts.

According to the campaign, about 12000 civilians have stood against military courts in the past seven months.

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