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In parallel, there has been an unprecedented expansion of military trials of civilians to serve the interests of the military generals governing the country.Pursuant to Article 6 of Military Judiciary Law, Mubarak frequently exercised his discretion to transfer civilians to military courts when emergency law was in effect – nearly all 30 years of his tenure. As a result, under Mubarak, military courts tried over 12,000 civilians. After 18 months of vocal protest, the loathed emergency law – which authorized military trials of civilians – was left to expire in May 2012 .Among them were laws that effectively guarantee an increase in civilians tried in military court.Sisi issued Law 136 of 2014, which granted the military the authority to protect public and state facilities for two years.Hence it comes as no surprise that in the two years since Law 136 was passed, over 7,000 civilians have been tried by the military, of which 3,000 were tried in the first five months.As the Egyptian military's role in civilian affairs expands, so too does the jurisdiction of military courts.
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