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Breaking: Tantawi formally ends Egypt's state of emergency
In address to nation, SCAF chief declares end of decades-long emergency law - except in cases of 'acts of thuggery'
Ahram Online, Tuesday 24 Jan 2012
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In a televised address to the nation on Tuesday afternoon, Field-Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of Egypt’s ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), declared an end to Egypt’s longstanding state of emergency.

Tantawi added, however, that the emergency law – which remained in place throughout ousted president Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule – would continue to be applied in cases of “thuggery.”





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