8 November 2013

Egypt: Cabinet - Government Unworried About Lifting "State of Emergency"

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An protester hurls stones at riot police (file photo).

A Cabinet official said that the government is currently mulling taking a number of measures to firmly face the violence attempts which the proponents of deposed president Mohamed Morsi may resort to following the end of the state of emergency and curfew.

He said that the government is unworried about lifting the state of emergency that was only imposed for effectively applying the night-time curfew.

In a statement to Asharq Alawsat newspaper, the official said that the interim president may issue the new protest law before the end of the state of emergency, adding that "it may be issued next week".

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