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Hala Shukrallah signs April 6 petition against protest law

The movement launched a petition to collect the signatures of political figures in objection to protest law in early March

Ahram Online , Tuesday 25 Mar 2014
Hala Shukrallah, the new president of the Dostour liberal party, speaks during an interview in her office at the party's headquarters in Cairo, February 25, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
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April 6 Youth Movement met with recently elected president of the liberal Constitution Party, Hala Shukrallah, in their series of meetings with political party leadership to collect signatures in objection to the current protest law, announced the movement on Tuesday.

Shukrallah signed the petition demanding that the Egyptian government cancel the current protest law during her meeting with the movement's representatives on Monday.

Mohamed Kamal, a member of the movement's political bureau, stated on Tuesday that both the movement and the Constitution Party agreed that the current protest law should be cancelled and amended in a way that protects the rights of the protesters.

In statements to Al-Ahram's Arabic news website, Kamal also indicated that there would be continued periodic meetings between April 6 and the Constitution Party.

The political movement launched the campaign to collect signatures of different political figures and parties in objection to the protest law in early March, starting with the 50-member constitution drafting committee.

Already, leading member in the Egyptian Social Democractic Party and member of the drafting committee, Dr. Mohamed Ghonim signed the petition.

April 6 Youth movement founder Ahmed Maher and leading member Mohamed Adel were sentenced to three years in jail along with activist Ahmed Douma for organising unauthorised protest last November according to the protest law.

Hundreds of demonstrators were arrested in the past few months for illegal protesting with many also receiving jail sentences and hefty fines.

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26-03-2014 08:11am
People in Egypt rather have no law to do whatever they want then follow a law. The Protest Law is in place to PROTECT THE PROTESTERS.. every country in the world has a protest law and most are haraser the this simply law. Follow the law. and then when its proven that it don't work then petition against it. You all have never tried to make it work, because you don't beleive in law, refuse to follow and cry and complain when the police and Army crack down on you for not following the law. News Flash - every government will do that if you don't follow the laws. Try following the law, and then if the keep cracking down of legal peaceful (which not of the protest have been by the way) then you have a reason to complain about the law. Do a search on protest laws, so you can see how other countries are we worse buy the people follow it. Egyot will never advance if there are no laws to follow and no order in the Country. Time to wise up or this cCountry will become and even lower third
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25-03-2014 04:16pm
Good job
Shukrallah is an outstanding leader. Salute to her and the April 6 movement. Their commitment to human rights is commendable.
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