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Egypt: Draft ‘Political Corruption’ Law Invites Abuse

Cabinet proposals to amend and implement Egypt’s 1952 “Law on Political Treachery” have negative implications for the country’s political freedoms and upcoming election. In a televised interview on Dream TV on October 20, 2011, Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) Maj. Gen. Mohamed al-Assar said that the military was studying the draft law, renamed “The Political Corruption Law.” Candidate registration for Egypt’s parliamentary elections, which will start on November 28, closed on October 24. (New York, October 26, 2011) – Cabinet proposals…

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