Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Al-Jazeera Video: Egypt extends emergency law
"May 11, 2010 — The Egyptian parliament has just given the go-ahead for some of the country's emergency laws to be extended.
The decades-old regulations were put in place after the assasination of Anwar Sadat, the former Egyptian president, almost
30 years ago
Now the government has decided to lift some of those original restrictions - the changes state that the law would only apply to terror and drugs cases.
Analysts argue that
the latest step is a legal ploy that masks the law's violation of basic human rights.
Al Jazeera's Amr El-Kahky reports. "
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