Egypt's Sisi issues decree widening scope of security crackdown

February 24, 2015 9:28 AM

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Egypt's Sisi issues decree widening scope of security crackdown

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has signed off on an anti-terrorism law that gives authorities more sweeping powers to ban groups on charges ranging from harming national unity to disrupting public order.

The move, announced in the official Gazette, is likely to increase concern among human rights groups that the government has rolled back on freedoms gained after the 2011 uprising that ended a three-decade autocracy under Hosni Mubarak.

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