23 November 2012

Egypt: Morsy Issues the Revolution Protection Law

President Mohamed Morsy on Thursday 22/11/2012 issued the Revolution Protection Law.

The new law aims at trying those responsible for killing and wounding protesters during and after the Jan. 25 Revolution and other crimes against "revolutionaries," Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said.

The new law stipulates the creation of a 'Revolution Protection' prosecution to investigate any new evidence brought against the accused, who will be retried even if previously acquitted by other courts.

Crimes that will be punished according to the law are injuring and killing revolutionaries, hiding incriminating information against the latter, and political corruption in the case of former regime members.

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