Egypt

    A military judge in Egypt has postponed sentencing in the trial of 40 members of the Muslim Brotherhood until March 25. Charges against the men include holding illegal gatherings and possessing secret documents. Human rights organizations say that the men will not receive a fair hearing from the military court. No appeal is possible against the sentence of such a tribunal. In the past few weeks, more than 300 members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been arrested. The wave of arrests is connected to Egypt’s upcoming local elections, which are expected to be held in April. (Radio Netherlands)

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