Egypt's ruling military introduces new law penalising discrimination after Coptic protests

Ahram Online, Sunday 16 Oct 2011

Egypt's ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces announces a new ‎legislation that penalises discrimination in response to anti-discrimination Coptic demonstrations that ended with 25 dead

The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) announced it will introduce a new ‎legislation that penalises discrimination.

The law criminalises any acts that might lead to religious, ethnic or sex discrimination. ‎Punishment would be at least up three months in jail. ‎

Culprits that would be found guilty of any of these charges could also be fined from LE 50,000 to 100,000.‎

The law comes in the wake of mass protests from Egypt's Christians, who demonstrated to end the discrimination, violence and church-burnings they are constantly subject to. One of the latest marches was attacked on Sunday, 9 October, leaving at least 25 dead.


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