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Court-martialling of police 'unconstitutional': Egypt court

Constitutional court rules that practice of subjecting police officers to military court-martials is at odds with Egypt's 1971 national charter

Ahram Online , Sunday 4 Nov 2012
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Egypt's High Constitutional Court on Sunday ruled that subjecting police officers to military court-martials – a practice common during the Mubarak era – was unconstitutional.

A number of post-revolution demonstrations organised by police officers demanded that the practice be done away with.

In March, interim interior minister Mohamed Ibrahim declared that the practice would soon be abolished, saying that errant police officers would instead be referred to a "'disciplinary council."

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