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11 May 2010 21:55 GMT | Politics, Middle East, Egypt
The Egyptian parliament has just given the go-ahead for some of the country's emergency laws to be extended.The decades-old regulations were put in place after the assasination of Anwar Sadat, the former Egyptian president almost 30 years ago.
Now the government has decided to lift some of those original restrictions - the changes state that the law would only apply to terror and drugs cases.But analysts argue that the latest step is a legal ploy that masks the law's violation of basic human rights.Al Jazeera's Amr El-Kahky reports.
Source: Al Jazeera
Law granting extensive police powers to be used only for "terrorism" and drug cases.
The government's decision to abolish some restrictions have come as a surprise
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