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Egypt OKs appeals of military rulings

AFP-JIJI

Egypt said Sunday that verdicts handed down by military courts, which under the new constitution are allowed to try civilians, can now be appealed.

The provision allowing civilians to be judged by the military has faced stiff opposition from rights activists.

Thousands of cases involving civilians have been referred to military courts since the beginning in early 2011 of the uprising that toppled long-time President Hosni Mubarak.