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Can new security laws end the violence?

Faced with a rising wave of attacks, the Egyptian government takes a tougher stand.

Last updated: 05 Apr 2014 21:20
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The Egyptian government has approved a new security law, after an attack outside Cairo University on Wednesday. No specific details have been given, but the government says the definition of what it calls terrorism has been broadened.

The bill has been sent to interim President Adly Mansour for final approval.

The government made it clear that it's adamant about ending the violence in Egypt's transition after the military coup against President Mohamed Morsi in July.

The Muslim Brotherhood, now banned, is accused of being behind the recent string of attacks across Egypt. Hundreds of people, including police officers and soldiers, have been killed in those attacks.

But can tougher security laws alone put an end to the violence?

Presenter: Mike Hanna

Guests: Sahar Aziz, associate professor of Law at Texas A&M University

Abdullah Al Ashaal, professor of International Relations and Law at the American University of Cairo

Sarah Eltantawi, fellow at Forum Transregionale Studien Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin






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