Egypt army given right to make arrests over referendum

Monday, December 10, 2012 1:44 PM 
Army officers arresting a person during a protest in Tahrir - Reuters

CAIRO, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The Egyptian government has given the military the authority to arrest civilians to help safeguard a constitutional referendum planned for Saturday, the official gazette said.

The order, which a presidential official and military source confirmed appeared in the gazette late on Sunday, said the military would support and coordinate with police to protect "vital institutions" temporarily until the referendum result.

The decree gave army officers the right to conduct arrests and transfer detainees to prosecutors.

This content is from : Reuters
Aswat Masriya is a free website. Everyone is encouraged to use the content produced by Aswat Masriya journalists, as long as the website is credited and a link back to the website is included. Content from our content partners or Reuters cannot be republished without permission

Leave a comment

IMPORTANT: Aswat Masriya is not responsible for the content of any comment.

About Us | Contact Us | Terms Of Use All rights reserved 2014 Aswat Masriya ©