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Violence flares in Egypt after emergency law imposed
Posted By admin On January 28, 2013 @ 11:31 am In World News | Comments Disabled
Edmund Blair and Shaimaa Fayed
Jan 28, 2013
A man was shot dead on Monday in a fifth day of violence in Egypt that has killed 50 people and prompted the Islamist president to declare a state of emergency in an attempt to end a wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world’s biggest nation.
Emergency rule announced by President Mohamed Mursi on Sunday covers the cities of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez. The army has already been deployed in two of those cities and cabinet approved a measure to let soldiers arrest civilians.
A cabinet source told Reuters any trials would be before civilian courts, but the step is likely to anger protesters who accuse Mursi of using high-handed security tactics of the kind they fought against to oust President Hosni Mubarak.
Egypt’s politics have become deeply polarized since those heady days two years ago, when protesters were making most of the running in the Arab Spring revolutions that sent shockwaves through the region and Islamists and liberals lined up together.
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 Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/28/us-egypt-anniversary-idUSBRE90N1E620130128
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