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Egypt must urgently cancel 'dangerous' new powers given to military

Headline Title:  Egypt: Rescind military's 'dangerous' new powers 14 June 2012 A decision by Egypt's Justice Ministry to extend the military's power to arrest and investigate civilians for a wide range of offences would pave the way for fresh human rights violations and must be urgently revoked, Amnesty International said. According to the decision, announced on Wednesday by Minister of Justice Adel Abdel Hamid Abdallah, military police and intelligence officers are now granted the same powers as judicial police when dealing with civilians suspected of offences related…

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