An administrative court in Cairo reversed President Hosny Mubarak's decision to have 34 members of the Muslim Brotherhood tried before a military tribunal, judicial circles said Tuesday.
The administrative court had ordered the release of the defendants, saying their case should be tried before a criminal court, not a military tribunal.
The case before the military tribunal, which had been heavily criticized by human rights organizations, began as a closed session at the end of April and was later adjourned until June 3.
Cases before a military tribunal do not allow for an appeal.
Nevertheless, some 88 'independent legislators' belonging to the Brotherhood hold seats in the Egyptian parliament, forming the largest opposition group.
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