Egypt Independent

319 civilians referred to military prosecution



The public prosecutor referred 319 civilians to military court Saturday on charges of violence.
 
A judicial source said Beni Suef's top prosecutor Tamer al-Khatib handed the files for 258 suspects over to the military court of west Cairo.
 
"Those referred to a military trial face charges of murder of a policeman and sabotaging government institutions in Beni Suef following the dispersal of the Rabaa and al-Nahda sit-ins in Cairo and Giza in August 2013," the source added. 
 
Top prosecutor Hesham Barakat referred 61 defendants in Damietta and Monufiya to military prosecution for attacking public and police facilities, planting bombs and setting fire to a number of facilities, according a statement by the public prosecution.
 
Investigations have revealed that the 61 defendants were affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood and were targeting judges, police and Armed Forces officers, police and military facilities and other judicial and vital facilities to create chaos and bring down the Egyptian state.
 
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm