Egypt: Katatni Calls for Discussing Bill On Right to Protest
7 May 2012
Photo: Sarah Carr/Amnesty
Victims of a previous clash (file photo): Several people were killed and scores injured when demonstrators took to the streets of Cairo to protest against the country's ruling generals.
People's Assembly Speaker Mohamed Saad el-Katatni asked Chairman of the parliament's Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee Mahmoud el-Khoderi to discuss proposals on a draft law governing the right to stage peaceful protests.
MP Mostafa Bakri said he submitted a bill to regulate the right to protest two months ago, but the committee has not started discussing it until now.
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