A number of independent trade unions, political parties, and activist and popular groups launched a campaign to challenge the law criminalizing suspicious protests and the transferring of civilians to military courts.
- The immediate termination of military trials for civilians and the release of those held in custody while awaiting trial. Their sentences should be overturned, and those convicted should be re-tried before regular civilian judges.
Councilor Ahmad Makki, first deputy of the Court of Cassation, says: The Supreme Judicial Council has no authority over the judges. He added that the Supreme Judicial Council’s statement in this regard was directed towards the media and not the judges
The emergence of millions of Egyptians on Friday, the eighth of July, in more than eighteen of Egypt’s governorates, and likewise the sit-in that continued after that in a number of squares confirms several important facts.
If you were really Egyptian, would you want to see your father, brother, sister, friend, neighbor, or even a stranger on the street sacrificed to the tragedy that are military trials?!
Would you stand to see criminals of the former regime get civil trials while people who stood up for our revolution are being sentenced by military rules?!
We won’t stand for it. We say no. And if you were really Egyptian you wouldn’t tolerate what’s happening. You too would say no. No to military trials for civilians.