Egypt urged to amend draft demonstrations law

Egypt urged to amend draft demonstrations law


Human Rights Watch (HRW) has sent a letter to the Egyptian president and the Justice Ministry, urging them to make amendments to the proposed draft demonstrations law.

According to the non-governmental organisation, the law as proposed “would severely limit the right to peaceful public assembly and is open to abuse by police”.

The cabinet approved the final draft on 12 February and submitted the bill to the Shura Council, Egypt’s legislative body, on 17 February.

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