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Egypt passes draconian anti-terror law | World War 4 Report


Egypt passes draconian anti-terror law | World War 4 Report: Article 28 criminalizes "directly or indirectly" promoting terrorist acts, with words or by any other means. Article 29 criminalizes establishment of a social media account or a website that promotes "ideas or beliefs" that encourage terrorism or violence. Article 35 sets a fine of up to $64,000 for publication or broadcast of "false news" about terrorist acts or security operations—defined as anything that differs from official statements by the Defense Ministry. Article 50 creates special tribunals to "fast-track" terrorism cases. (Jurist, Aug. 18; AP, BBC News, Aug. 17; AI, Aug. 12)

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