Egypt enacts tough new restrictions on public demonstrations

Posted on November 24, 2013 • Filed under: Middle East

Egypt on Sunday enacted tough new restrictions on public demonstrations that free-speech advocates said will suppress protests against the current military-imposed government.

Egypt’s interim president, Adly Mansour, imposed the 25-article law by decree, acting under legislative powers he was given when the military ousted President Mohammed Morsi in July after three days of protests in which millions had flooded the streets to demand Morsi’s resignation – the second time in just two years that a president had been forced from office after massive street protests. Read Article

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