Law Used to Imprison Egyptians Draws Scrutiny 1 234 567

Law Used to Imprison Egyptians Draws Scrutiny

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Rights activists are trying to force President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi to throw out a law used by his government to imprison thousands of Egyptians and sentence hundreds to death by arguing that it was overturned as far back as 1928.

Over the past three years, judges have cited Law 10 of 1914, or the Assembly Law, in jailing opposition activists and ordinary people for protesting against Sissi and his government and in issuing mass death sentences, mainly to Islamists.

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