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Egyptian Cabinet Approves Restrictions on Demonstrations
February 13, 2013
The Egyptian Cabinet has approved a proposed law that puts stark restrictions on public demonstrations. Meanwhile, hundreds of low-ranking police participated in a protest of their own, in multiple provinces. The police protesters warned of a public backlash in the wake of sustained crackdowns on anti-government protesters in Cairo, Alexandria, Heliopolis, and elsewhere.
Mubarak Wins Right to Retrial
January 13, 2013
An Egyptian judge has ordered a retrial for former President Hosni Mubarak. Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence after being convicted in June 2011 of conspiring in the killing of protesters, has suffered from failing health, and his lawyers hope that the retrial judges will take that into account.
Egyptian Cabinet Shakeup Complete
January 6, 2013
Egypt's government includes 10 new ministers, the result of a Cabinet-level shakeup promised by President Mohamed Morsi after the approval of the country's constitution.
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