29 January 2013

Egypt: Shura Council Approves Law Gives Army Legal Right to Arrest

The Shura Council (SC) agreed at its second session on Monday 28/1/2013 on amending the draft law 107 of 2012 submitted by the government to allow the Armed Forces to join security forces in imposing order and protecting vital facilities.

The law stipulates that the army will join security troops in imposing order and protecting vital facilities until the end of parliamentary elections and whenever the National Defense Council demands so.

Also, the law gives the army the legal right to arrest and to act like police officers to assist them in providing security in the country.

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