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Forum Post: Military court postpones Qorsaya verdict again

Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 29, 2013, 9:27 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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This the second time the military court postponed the verdict, having previously done so on 14 January. The verdict was postponed to 27 February this time.

Following clashes with the military, 26 Qorsaya residents are facing military trial on charges of committing acts of violence against the military.

Residents clashed with military forces on 18 November last year, which left one Qorsaya resident dead and several injured after the military fired rubber bullets.

The military claims the island belongs to it and that is using it for defence purposes but an administrative court has twice ruled that the land belongs to the residents.




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[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 5 years ago

Do you think this is coming from the muslim brotherhood? or inside the military?
Do you think mb is going to be more "inclusive"?
Can we force Egypt to use our aid money to NOT buy arms?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 5 years ago

This originally started in 2007. The military failed to return the island in 2010. In November of 2012 there was another bloody clash. the military took land and evicted the people.. So, you have residents of the island that are detained. Not a damn thing has been said to the military. In fact the mb tried to keep it really quiet. It's the MB that supported and pushed through the ability for the military to make arrests currently. There is a movement called the No Military Trials for Civilians.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi claims not to be affiliated with the MB.

The question is not if I think that the MB will be more inclusive. I have never supported the MB. Had you read the articles then you would have found out that the protests are against the MB. Note this: Abdel-Moneim Abul-Fotouh is an ex MB and is leader of the Strong Egypt Party. I wouldn't trust him either.

People like to think that we just give AID to these countries and they can do whatever they want with it. Not so. The money is allocated for a specific purpose and that country must use that money to buy whatever it is that we are selling and it must be from the US and limited.