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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
Reuters [1]
Jan 28, 2013

A man was shot dead on Monday in a fifth day of violence inĀ 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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[1] Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/28/us-egypt-anniversary-idUSBRE90N1E620130128

[2] Egypt imposes state of emergency after 95 people killed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-imposes-state-of-emergency-after-95-people-killed.html

[3] Violence Flares As Protesters, Mubarak Supporters Fight in Cairo: http://www.prisonplanet.com/violence-flares-as-protesters-mubarak-supporters-fight-in-cairo.html

[4] Egypt TV host gets jail term for insulting president: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-tv-host-gets-jail-term-for-insulting-president.html

[5] Egypt military to widen state of emergency: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-military-to-widen-state-of-emergency.html

[6] Egypt on the edge after Mursi rebuffs army ultimatum: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-on-the-edge-after-mursi-rebuffs-army-ultimatum.html

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