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Egypt's Sisi gives military broader power to put civilians on trial
Egypt's Sisi gives military broader power to put civilians on trial

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi moved Monday to expand the scope of military trials for civilians – tribunals of a type that were a hot-button issue during the uprising that toppled dictator Hosni Mubarak more than three years ago. Sisi issued a decree that would allow military trials for those accused in any attack against a broadened array of state infrastructure. Previously, that jurisdiction applied mainly to attacks on targets directly linked to the military. The Sisi administration insisted the decree was not intended to tighten restrictions on dissent, but those charged under a tough anti-protest law are often also accused of attacking or damaging state property. On...

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