Saturday, 26 November 2016
Egypt's anti protest law: Legalising authoritarianism - News from Al Jazeera
Egypt's anti protest law: Legalising authoritarianism - News from Al Jazeera w: Legalising authoritarianism How the Egyptian regime used the law to crack down on opposition and isolate voices of dissent. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker Share via Facebook Share via Twitter Comments Print Egypt's military generals have constantly employed repressive tools to instill fear among the population [Getty Images] byAmr Hamzawy Senior Associate, Middle East Programme, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Since the summer of 2013, following the military coup led by President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the ruling regime in Egypt has managed to handcuff the public space, surround it with restrictions. This has been in a stark contrast to the period before the coup when Egyptians, during the popular uprising that took place on January, 25, 2011, were encouraged to engage actively in managing the country's affairs through peaceful means and ballot boxes. This period benefited both civil society organisations and political parties.