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Egypt: Military Court Dismisses Terrorism Charges

(Jan. 2, 2008) On December 16, 2007, the High Military Court in Egypt, in a surprise move, dismissed the terrorism and money-laundering charges against 40 of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders who were arrested a year ago on these charges. The Court let stand a lesser charge of joining a banned organization. (The High Military Court in a Surprise Move Dismisses Terrorism and Money-laundering Charges Against 40 of the Brotherhood Leaders, AL-SHARQ AL-AWSAT, Dec. 17, 2007.)