Egyptian President Grants Military New Powers
President Mohamed Mursi issued a decree granting the military temporary authority to arrest civilians and safeguard state interests as a referendum on the controversial draft constitution looms.
Egypt State Information Service, 11 December 2012
Granting the military the power of arrest during the upcoming constitutional referendum period - powers previously limited to police - came at the request of Egypt's Supreme... read more »
Egyptian Army soldiers (file photo).
Human Rights Watch, 10 December 2012
The law that President Mohamed Morsy of Egypt issued on December 9, 2012, grants the military authority to arrest civiliansand refer them to military courtsuntil results are... read more »
Tunis Afrique Presse, 10 December 2012
A decree issued by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi giving the military temporary authority to arrest civilians and protect "vital facilities of the state" took effect Monday, as a... read more »
Egypt State Information Service, 10 December 2012
President Mohamed Morsi issued on Sunday 9/12/2012 a new Presidential decree giving directives to the military to maintain security and protect state institutions in coordination... read more »