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Campaign against the Anti-terror law in Egypt

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Eventually a new anti-terror law will be presented to the Egyptian legislative authorities, represented by the People and Al-Shoura Assemblies. It is supposed to replace the martial emergency law that has been ruling Egypt continuously for more than 25 years. A few people know the content of this law, and it is expected to emerge from nowhere, shortly before its implementation. This law is a part of a worldwide campaign against terrorism, that has been initiated by the United States. However, despite all oppositions to the U.S. version, it is directed against foreigners, whereas here it will be directed against us. The definition of what constitutes a terrorist act is so broad and vague that it can be used to curtail legitimate acts of protest. In the eyes of our regime, we, the citizens, are the terrorists. The anti-terror law represents a enormous threat to human rights and a breaching of the constitutional provisions established to confront the horrors of the martial emergency law. Decision-making will be left entirely to the Security authorities whose job is to ensure the implementation of this law. There will be no judicial supervision except after the arrest. To enumerate how the law tramples on basic constitutional rights:


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