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Egypt's state of emergency ends After 31 years

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Egypt's military rulers Said THEY HAD ended the Decades-old state of emergency was emperor last renewal expired

Vowing to continue to "protect" the nation, the military has in statemet Said It Would continues icts "national and historic responsibility, Taking Into account the state of emergency That has ended, in Accordance with the Constitutional declaration and with the law".

It Said It Would'm his continuing role Until It hands over power, as It Has Promised It Would President Elected to year by the end of June. In Between The Two frontunners runoff from the first round of the elction is To Be Held on June 16-17.

Egypt has-beens Under a state of emergency Continuously since President Anwar Sadat's assassination in 1981, allowing Authorities to detain people without charging and try 'em in emergency security courts.
Parliament year of construction the emergency law for Two years in May 2010 When President Hosni Mubarak now Ousted WAS still in power, but limited to terrorism icts enforcement and drug crimes.
The military, Which Took care After Mubarak's overthrow in February 2011, at first extended the law to include strikes then aim Said It Would Apply only to "thuggery"


A Constitutional Declaration Ratified in a referendum in March last year the military Gave The Responsibility to "protect" the country only goal parliament Said Had the right to proclaim a state of emergency, at the executive's request.
The military HAD the Constitution Suspended After Mubarak's overthrow.
Essam Erian, the deputy leader of the Islamist Justice and Freedom Party, Which Has the MOST seats in parliament, the military's statement Said It Would not Indicated ask parliament to extend the law.
The party's leader and presidential candidate Mohammad Said Mursi HAS the Law Will not Be Renewed.
Ending the state of emergency Was a key demand of protesters Who toppled Mubarak in year 18-day popular uprising in January and February last year.

Thousands of Egyptians jailed HAD beens from under the law over the previous Decades. Many Have Been Took released since the military power.

Aim the ruling generals Have Themselves beens criticised Trying for Thousands in military courts, Which looks like the emergency state security tribunals in the limited rights afforded to defendants, human rights groups say.

"This is historic Because The state of emergency WAS one of the Mubarak Police state's tools," Said Heba Morayef, a Cairo-based researcher for Human Rights Watch.
"It is a reflection of the Fact That the age When The interior ministry WAS HAD Above the Law and unlimited power is over," she said.

"Unfortunately, This Will not End MOST serious are abusing That We saw over the last year and a half, Because Those Were-committed by the military and legitimised by military courts," she added.
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