Govt leaning towards canceling Terrorist Act and amending Penal Code

Senior official sources have said that the government is considering scrapping the new Terrorist Act and instead amending the terrorism section of the Penal Code.
The sources, who preferred not to be named, said the Cabinet asked the Justice Ministry to propose the necessary amendments.
They added that the Justice Ministry prefers this procedure, and that it should complete the task by Monday at the latest.
The relevant section of the Penal Code is titled ‘Domestic Felonies and Misdemeanors Harmful to the Government.’
The Cabinet also sent the the Demonstrations Act to the Justice Ministry’s legislative committee with the observations of the State Council and the National Council for Human Rights prior to sending it to Interim President Adly Mansour for endorsement.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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