Sunday, February 13, 2011

Egyptian Military Disbands Parliament, Suspends Constitution

Cairo - In meeting what have been represented in news reports as two key demands of revolutionary pro-democracy protesters, military commanders announced the Parliament has been disbanded and the constitution suspended.

Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, who took up his post on Jan. 31, also announced the immediate review of the cases of political prisoners held in jails and penitentiaries for potential release.

The prisoners whose cases are under review have been arrested and held under martial law and are subject to the justice of military tribunals rather than civil courts. Their status is different than that of the ordinary civil offenders, who have not lost their civil rights, as such, according to correspondents for Al Jazeera Television Network.
Military forces, having just assumed command following the change in government, moved in on pro-democracy protesters who remained in Liberation Square, still demanding the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak as the sun set on Sunday.

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