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Egypt president to issue 'law protecting revolution gains'

A new law intended to protect the revolution is to be put forth by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, says office director

Ahram Online , Thursday 11 Oct 2012
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Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi directed his government to issue a new law for the protection of the revolution, announced the director of the president's office Ahmed Abdel-Ati during a press conference on Thursday evening.

Morsi had met with top officials including Vice President Mahmoud Mekki, Prime Minister Hesham Qandil, Defence Minister Abdel Fattah El-Sisi and Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki earlier in the day, after which he made the decision to remove the unpopular Prosecutor General Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud.

The revolution law aims to “safeguard the gains of the revolution” and to hasten procedures to effect retribution and justice for the martyrs and the injured of the 25 January revolution and subsequent clashes, Abdel-Ati said, stressing that it would strive after balance a between prompt justice and the rule of law.

Senior Mubarak-era figures were acquitted on Wednesday by the Cairo Criminal Court for their role in the infamous “Battle of the Camel” attacks on protesters during the brief 18-day uprising which ousted Mubarak. The acquittal has caused much public anger and gave momentum to already planned protests on Friday.

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12-10-2012 12:26pm
Revolution Law
The revolution law aims to "safeguard the gains of the revolution"... This is concept I do not quite understand. One would think that a revolution brings about a series of changes from existing laws, rules and even traditions. How can one law possibly encompass all this? Would it not be more practical to change existing laws to be in accordance with the supposed gains of the revolution if they are quantifiable and then through the parliamentary process have them voted on and enacted when approved?
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