Egypt's army says emergency law in place till June

September 21, 2011 18:40


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CAIRO - Egypt's emergency law will be in place until June next year, the ruling military said on Wednesday, dashing demands by protesters for a swift end to the code that rights groups say was used by former leader Hosni Mubarak to stifle dissent.

The law was extended for two years in mid-2010 when Mubarak was in power. Protesters who ousted the former president from office in February have demanded it be lifted.

The ruling army said it was reactivating emergency law after an attack by protesters on Israel's embassy this month, which prompted Israel to withdraw its ambassador. The army said it would be used to stop thuggery and other crimes.

General Adel Morsi, head of the military judicial authority, said the law was extended by "presidential decree" for two years ending on June 30, 2012, the state news agency MENA said. He said reports suggesting it would be removed were wrong.

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