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    Posted July 2, 2012 by
    Cairo, Egypt
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Turbulence, violence in the Middle East

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    Egyptian activists march to the presidential palace to demand the release of all detainees in military prisons


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     arasquare says the newly elected Egyptian president pledged to work for the release of civilians detained by the military during his speech in Tahrir Square a few weeks ago. 'Protesters called for the release of all civilians who were tried before military courts and the army officers who supported the revolution,' he says. 'People think that military trials are unfair and that every civilian has the right to be tried before an ordinary judge,' he says.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Hundreds of Egyptian activists marched to the presidential palace on Sunday, July 1, to call on the new president to release everyone detained or prosecuted by the military. At least 12,000 civilians have been tried before military courts, a large part of them revolutionaries arrested at demonstrations and sit-ins. Protesters held signs against military trials for civilians and pictures of revolutionaries in military prisons. There were also chants calling on the new president to immediately end military trials for civilians and release those who are detained by the military.

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