Egyptian Government Doubles Down on Threats to Silence Peaceful Dissent

Published: 5/Oct/2017
Source: Human Rights First (New York)

Despite widespread criticism of its crackdown on nonviolent government critics, including human rights organizations, the Egyptian government is on the verge of passing a new law giving the state further powers to penalize individuals for their views.

On September 20, 2017 the cabinet approved amendments to the Nationality Law, Law 26 of 1975, that would allow the state to strip nationality from “Anyone who joins any group, association, body, organization, gang or entity of any nature inside or outside the country that aims to harm public order of the state or undermines the social, economic or political situation.”

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Themes: Loss and Deprivation of Nationality
Regions: Egypt
Year: 2018