- Posted July 2, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Turbulence, violence in the Middle East
Egyptian activists march to the presidential palace to demand the release of all detainees in military prisons
- 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.