Calls grow to scrap Egypt's emergency law

Emergency rule was used to silence critics of previous leaders. Now people want it outlawed.

    Egypt's former leaders ruled the nation with what many deemed "excessive force", locking people up without due process and keeping them incarcerated even after courts demanded their release.

    Since the fall of Mubarak, despite the release of many prisoners, concern has been growing at the army's use of military tribunals and quashing of dissent.

    Zeina Khodr reports from Cairo on the calls to scrap Egypt's emergency law.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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