The Suez military court found eight demonstrators guilty on Monday where Seven of the defendants sentenced to six months of prison with labor for assaulting public servants on duty, Ahram newspaper reports
while eight defendant was sentenced to three years of imprisonment with labor on additional charges of possession of fireworks, which are classified as explosives. the first sentence to be passed against protesters in a military court since President Mohamed Morsy took office.
The seven detainees were initially arrested on 2 May of charges related to violent incidents that broke out on 4 May outside the governorate headquarters in central Suez and were accused of inciting disorder, rioting, in addition to, assembling on a public road and assault the troops in the city and wounding some soldiers during demonstrations. The incidents coincided with the Abbasseya clashes in Cairo where Twelve protesters and one policeman were killed, in addition to over 300 protesters who were detained and reportedly tortured, based on reports by the No to Military Trials Campaign.
On Monday families of the defendants, members of the April 6 Youth Movement and scores of protesters who had gathered outside the court are angered at the ruling voicing their opposition to the sentencing of protester , the activists threw stones at the military troops stand in front of the court wounding four in the attack. Nine protesters were detained in the incident.
Morsy had promised to fight for the release of all detainees in military prisons during a speech he gave before thousands at Tahrir Square on 29 June. because at least 14,000 people have faced the military court since the Egyptian revolution on January 25, 2011. but Egyptian activists saw the move as a response from the military to affirm they still enjoy great power even after the new Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi promised to free all political prisoner from military prisons.
On Sunday july 8 President Mohamed Morsi ordered to resume country's Islamist-dominated parliament its legislative activities after military generals dissolved country’s parliamentary based on Egyptian Supreme Constitutional Court’s ruling that said the country’s parliamentary elections about 7 months ago was unconstitutional. President Mohamed Morsi is scheduled on Wednesday to visit Saudi Arabia as frist foreign trip The visit is aimed at enhancing relations between the two countries and Morsi wants to reassure the kingdom that strong relations are a priority. He will meet Saudi King Abdallah bin Abdel Aziz and will also make a short pilgrimage to Mecca,
President Mohamed Morsi the first civilian democratically elected and first Islamist to take office in Egypt. The ruling military generals handed power to Morsi on June 30 That was just days after Mohammed Morsi was voted in as president who was Muslim Brotherhood candidate and had 13.2 million votes out of just over 26 million, giving him 51.7 percent of the vote. while his competitor, Ahmed Shafiq, the last prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, received 12.3 million, handing him 48.3 percent of the vote.