Egypt army bans discrimination after unrest

October 15, 2011 18:52


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CAIRO - Egypt's ruling military council has banned discrimination on the basis of race, gender or religion in a decree announced on Saturday.

The measure follows last Sunday's clashes between protesters, many of whom were Coptic Christians and troops in which 25 people were killed, the worst street violence since the fall of former president Hosni Mubarak on Feb. 11.

The decree criminalizes "committing acts of discrimination or refraining from action that would result in discrimination against individuals or a group on the basis of gender, race, language or religion", a council statement said.

Those found guilty face a three-months jail sentence or a fine of up to a hundred thousand Egyptian pounds ($16,800).

Protesters and politicians accused the ruling military of using tactics reminiscent of Mubarak's police force against dissenters in last week's violence.

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