Egypt extends emergency laws

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

CAIRO (AP) Egypt's interim president has extended a nationwide state of emergency by two months, citing security conditions.

The presidential decree Thursday comes days before the expiration of the state of emergency imposed in August after authorities cleared two protest encampments held by supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, unleashing violence that claimed the lives of nearly 1,000 in subsequent days.

Ever since, a nighttime curfew has also been in effect in a number of governorates. The government will decide separately on whether to continue the curfew.

The decree said the state of emergency, which gives greater powers of arrest to security forces, was extended because of security conditions. Near daily scattered protests by Morsi supporters continue, and the government says it faces an organized violent campaign to destabilize the country.


KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 223464291