Police on Tuesday arrested 50
protesters, including 40 from the April 6 movement that led the
uprising against ex president Hosni Mubarak, on charges of
attacking police officers, Al-Ahram state newspaper reported.
That article says civilians can be tried in military court
in cases of attacks on military structures, property, vehicles,
or personnel, and in military zones and border areas.
It was voted in last Wednesday by 30 members of the
so-called Committee of 50, which is made up of representatives
from various sectors of Egyptian society and is in charge of
laying the juridical framework of post-Morsi Egypt.
There were seven votes against, two abstentions and 11
absences, Al-Ahram reported.
The new public protest law says that police can disperse
unauthorized rallies, that requests for authorization must be
made three days prior, and that violators can be punished with
fines and jail time.