Sisi imposes tough anti-terrorism law

August 17, 2015 8:43 AM

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CAIRO: Under pressure from a militant insurgency, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has boosted police and judicial powers with a new anti-terrorism law that also imposes hefty fines for "false" media reports.

Rights groups, who have accused Sisi of imposing a repressive regime since the army's ouster of president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, fear the new law could be used to further muzzle dissent and target critics.

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