Islamist group to rally against protest law in Egypt

November 7, 2013 14:36

A hardline Egyptian Islamist group has said it will rally in defiance of a new law designed to regulate protests that the government is expected to pass next week.

The interim government is studying the draft law and is expected to ratify it next week before a state of emergency, imposed by the army after it ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi on July 3, expires on Nov. 14. International rights groups say it will effectively ban demonstrations.

"We will protest against the law as soon as soon as it is ratified and we will be on the lookout," said Alaa Abu al-Nasr, secretary general of Islamist group al-Gamaa al-Islamiya's political wing, the Building and Development Party.

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