Egypt’s El-Sisi Ratifies Emergency Law Amendments Sparking Rights Concerns

President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has ratified a host of amendments to Egypt’s emergency law which an international rights groups says expands “repressive powers” as the country’s battles the coronavirus.
Egypt has been under a state of emergency since April 2017 when twin church bombings claimed by a Daesh group affiliate killed dozens of people.
The amendments, published Thursday in the official gazette after their approval by parliament, give El-Sisi and security agencies “additional sweeping powers,” according to Human Rights Watch. readmore

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