Court overrules Mubarak's decision about Muslim Brotherhood

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.

Court overrules Mubarak's decision about Muslim Brotherhood
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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