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The State of Emergency in Egypt: An Exception or Rule?

The presidential decree issued on October 10, 2017 re-declaring state of emergency for three months, raised widespread debate. This decree was the third of its kind in 2017. Egypt has a long history of exceptional laws (the emergency law being among the most prominent of them).

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Sami Anan Officially Banned from Running in Presidential Elections

Egypt’s National Elections Committee (NEC) has officially disqualified presidential hopeful Sami Anan from participating in the upcoming elections due to his “non-civilian status,” local media reports.

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Egypt parliament mulls banning prison visitation for ‘terrorists’

House of Representatives speaker Ali Abdel Aal on Sunday referred a bill with amendments on Egypt’s Prison Law 396 of 1956 to a joint committee consisting of members of the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs, and Defense and National Security committees.

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Armed Forces officer and presidential hopeful sentenced to 6 years in prison

A military court sentenced Armed Forces Colonel Ahmed Konsowa to six years in prison on Tuesday after he announced his intention to run in Egypt’s upcoming presidential elections, his lawyer Asaad Heikal reported.

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