Egypt refers 16 Muslim Brotherhood suspects to military court

Published October 21st, 2015 - 05:00 GMT

The Military Prosecution in Tanta referred Monday 16 alleged members of the Muslim Brotherhood members to military court on charges of participating in the killing of three military academy students in Kafr Al-Shiekh last April.

Among the defendants is Salah Attia, a Brotherhood official in Kafr Al-Sheikh, and others.

They face charges of murder, committing acts of terror, and belonging to a banned group.

The incident, which occurred last April, left three military academy students dead of injuries sustained from the bombing caused by an improvised explosive device (IED) that targeted a bus carrying military academy students near Kafr El-Sheikh Stadium. Six other students were injured.

Military trials for civilians have increased in recent months. In May, the Alexandria Military Court issued sentences against 147 defendants, including at least 12 minors aged between 15 and 18, according to the National Community for Human Rights and Law.

The most notorious military trial is that of the “Arab Sharkas cell”, in which six men were handed death sentences and executed last May, amid lack of evidence, as claimed by Human Rights Watch.

By Adham Youssef

© 2022 Daily News Egypt.

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