Cairo public prison administration informed 32 Muslim Brotherhood detainees that their cases have been referred to a military tribunal, according to president Mubarak's decree of ordering 40 Muslim Brotherhood (MB) leaders to appear before a military court for the first time of such a measure in about six years .
Lawyer Mostafa Al Demeiri said that the MB detainees told the defense panel that they were officially informed that a military court will investigate into and hear their case no. 963 high state security which known as Al-Azhar students case.
He said that the defense panel is waiting for the military court's delegate to receive the files of investigation with the detainees from the Higher State Security Prosecution in order to set a quick session to hear the case .
Al Demeiri confirmed that the charges against the detainees are still the same: money laundering and using terrorist means to achieve the targets of a currently outlawed group.
He pointed out that the rulings of the military justice are final and can't be challenged or appealed; the defendants in such a military court can only seek amnesty of the president, as he is the military governor, to release him or reduce the sentence.
Eight Muslim Brotherhood members are scheduled to be tried in absentia in front of the military tribunal because five of them are living abroad:
Ali Himmat Ghaleb
Fathi Ahmed Al Khouli
Dr.Tawfik Al Wa'i
While the security forces didn't manage to arrest three others:
Ahmed Mohamed Abdul Ati
The other 32 MB detainees will be tried in person before the military tribunal:
1- Eng. Khairat Al Shater (The second deputy chairman of the Muslim Brotherhood)
2- Dr. Mohamed Ali Beshr (Muslim Brotherhood Executive Bureau member and a professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Monofiya university)
3- Dr. Khaled Awda, a businessman and a professor at the Faculty of Science, Asyut University and the son of martyr Abdul Qader Awda, MB legend who was executed by president Nasser in the 1950s.
4- Eng. Ahmed Shousha (businessman)
5- Hassan Malek (businessman)
6- Sadek al Sharkawy (businessman)
7- Eng. Mamdouh Al Husseini
8- Dr. Farid Galbat, a professor in the Faculty of Sharia and Law, Al-Azhar University.
9- Said Saad Ali
10- Mohamed Mehanna Hassan
11- Dr. Mohamed Hafez
12- Dr.Mohamed Baligh
13- Dr. Diya' Al-Din Farahat
14- Dr. Salah Al Desouki (A professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University)
15- Fathi Mohamed Baghdadi (Al-Masaei school principal)
16- Eng. Ayman Abdul Ghani
17- Eng. Mahmoud Al Morsi
18- Dr. Essam Abdul Mohsen (A professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University)
19- Dr. Mahmoud Abu Zeid (a surgery professor at Al-Qasr Al-Aini faculty of medicine)
20- Ahmed Ezzuddin (journalist)
21- Mostafa Salem (accountant)
22- Sayed Maarouf (a manager at Omar Effendi Co.)
23- Gamal Shaban (accountant)
24- Yasser Abdou (accountant and Secretary-General of the Syndicate of Commercial Professions in Giza)
25- Ahmed Ashraf ( the manager of the Islamic Publishing House)
26- Mohamed Mahmoud Abdul Gawaad
27- Ahmed Al Nahhas
28- Dr.Essam Hashish (A professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University and a Muslim Brotherhood leader in Giza)
29- Eng. Medhat Al-Haddad, Director of Arabiya for Construction Co.and a Muslim Brotherhood leader in Alexandria
30- Osama Abdul Mohsen Sharby, Director of Egilica Tourism Co.
31- Dr. Abd Al-Rahman Saudi, Director of the Urban Development Co. and a Muslim Brotherhood leader in Giza
32- Dr. Amir Bassam – a Muslim Brotherhood candidate in 2005 legislative elections for Sharqiya.