Egypt to use 'iron hand' to protect security

AFP, Sunday 8 May 2011

Anti-terrorism law to be used against those citing unrest says Egyptian authorities

 Egypt said on Sunday that it will use an "iron hand" to protect national security and will use anti-terror laws against those sowing unrest, following deadly sectarian clashes in Cairo.

Authorities will "strike with an iron hand all those who seek to tamper with the nation's security," Justice Minister Abdel Aziz al-Gindi told reporters after cabinet crisis talks.

Gindi said the government would "immediately and firmly implement the laws that criminalise attacks against places of worship and freedom of belief" and will use anti-terror laws to combat (those) "threatening national security."

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