Egypt’s parliament approves amendments to protest law

Ahram Online , Monday 10 Apr 2017

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Egypt's House of Representatives (Photo:Reuters)

Egypt’s House of Representatives approved on Monday afternoon the draft amendments to the country's protest law, Ahram Arabic website reported.

About two-thirds of MPs approved the draft amendments proposed by the cabinet to the 2013 protest law.

The amendment comes after the Supreme Constitutional Court ruled in December that Article 10 of the 25-article law was unconstitutional, as it "grants the interior minister and security chiefs an absolute right to violate a basic freedom that is guaranteed by the new constitution." 

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