Egypt Parliament Extends State of Emergency – Asharq Al

The Egyptian parliament approved Sunday a three-month extension of a nationwide state of emergency as of January 15.

The parliament last imposed a state of emergency in October 2018, after the government issued a statement in which Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly explained that the extension is necessary due to security challenges facing the country and the importance of fighting terrorist movements targeting Egypt.

Madbouly vowed that the government will resort to taking exceptional measures only in a way that maintain public freedoms and the necessities of national security.

Egypt’s official gazette published the extension decree in its Sunday edition, with Article 2 indicating that military and police authorities will take all the measures necessary to stand up to the threat of terrorism and its sources of funding, preserve security across the country, safeguard public and private property, and protect the lives

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