[JURIST] Egypt's interim president Adly Mansour [BBC profile] on Sunday ordered the creation of a higher court that would be able to hear appeals of military court verdicts. Under the new Egyptian constitution, civilians may be tried in military courts [AFP report] for cases involving direct attacks on military personnel or military installations. Thousands of civilian cases have been referred to military courts since early 2011, when the Egyptian Revolution [JURIST backgrounder] began. The practice has faced opposition from human...

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