Over 2,000 Egyptian students protest against Islamist leaders' trial

February 24, 2008 17:06

More than 2,500 students, mostly followers of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, demonstrated Sunday at two universities in Egypt, the latest in months of protests against the government's campaign to try 40 of the group's leaders and financiers in front of a military court on charges of money laundering and terrorism. At least 2,000 students marched inside the campus of Cairo's Ain Shams University chanting anti-government slogans and condemning the trial. "Time will be our witness over the state's unfairness to the Brotherhoods," the rallied students chanted. The trial began in late April under heavy secrecy, one of the largest such tribunals in years and part of a longstanding crackdown against Egypt's most powerful opposition political movement.

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