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Egyptian president gives PM right to grant military arrest powers

Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi can now empower armed forces to arrest civilians following presidential decree on Sunday

AP, Ahram Online, Sunday 28 Jul 2013
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Egypt's interim President Adly Mansour has given Prime Minister Hazem El-Beblawi the power to grant the military the right to arrest civilians after a weekend of violence between supporters of the country's deposed leader and security forces.

Government officials say the decision could be a prelude to a major crackdown on Mohamed Morsi's supporters or militants who have stepped up attacks against security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.

Mansour's decree was published in the government's official gazette Sunday.

The death toll from Saturday clashes between Morsi supporters and security forces has risen to at least 80, according to the health ministry. Protesters calling for his reinstatement have vowed to continue a massive sit-in.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.

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expat
28-07-2013 08:01pm
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back where they started 2011
and they seem to enjoy to hand over this powers to the military,they where getting rid off with mubharak on 25.1.2011...the human mind and more so the human remembrance is a funny thing
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