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July 6, 2015 9:28 am

Egypt Set to Pass Controversial Anti-Terror Law

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is expected to approve the anti-terror law this week. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is expected to approve the anti-terror law this week. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Rattled by attacks on its soldiers and the assassination of the top prosecutor, Egypt is set to pass sweeping legislation critics say grants police impunity, censors media and further restricts freedoms.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is expected to approve the law this week, after pledging tough measures against militants who have bedeviled the country since the army’s ouster of his Islamist predecessor Mohamed Morsi in 2013.

Read full story at AFP.

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