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Egypt Army Given Temporary Power to Arrest Civilians

posted on December 11, 2012

At Reuters, Alistair Lyon and Marwa Awad report from Cairo about Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi’s decree that allows members of the Egyptian army to arrest civilians until the upcoming constitutional vote takes place. Morsi is trying to push through the new constitution despite opposition. Mahmoud Ghozlan, the Muslim Brotherhood’s spokesman, said that the protestors “are free to boycott, participate or say no, they can do what they want. The important thing is that it remains in a peaceful context to preserve the country’s safety and security.”

Read at Reuters