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Why Egypt is amending its terrorism law

The Council of Ministers approved Jan. 8 the draft amendments to Law No. 8 of 2015, with the goal of making more effective the measures to counter terrorism and terrorism financing. The amendments involve expanding the general prosecution’s powers of freezing the assets and funds of individuals and entities affiliated with terrorist groups or …

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Sisi seems to reverse position on local council elections, speaker blames ‘deep state’ for delay of bill in Parliament

On the sidelines of a visit to a factory farm in Fayoum on December 25, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was asked whether it was possible to hold long-delayed elections for local council seats in the same year as elections to the House of Representatives and the recently reinstated Senate, both …

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Media council and Journalists Syndicate point fingers at each other for long delay in media law executive regulations

The Supreme Media Regulatory Council (SMRC) has received 284 requests to license websites, newspapers, and television channels under the terms of the new media law, according to statements by SMRC members on Tuesday. Around 198 licensing requests to register websites “failed to present the required documents for licensing,” according to …

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Egypt’s House of Representatives approves draft law cancelling conditional half-term release

The House of Representatives’ Legislative and Constitutional Affairs Committee on Sunday approved the government’s draft law to cancel the conditional half-term release in mass gatherings, drugs, money laundering and terrorism cases.

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Public prosecutor granted greater powers to freeze funds unrelated to terror activity

The government has granted the public prosecutor greater powers to freeze the assets, funds and property of individuals and organizations included on terrorist lists, even if those resources were never used for so-called terrorist activity. The move was criticized by a judicial official at the Court of Appeals as providing …

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