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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:51 AM

Egypt's ruler partially lifts emergency laws


Egypt's ruler partially lifts emergency laws

(AP) 14 minutes ago

CAIRO (AP) Egypt's military ruler has decreed a partial lifting of the nation's hated emergency laws, saying the draconian laws will remain applicable to crimes committed by "thugs."

Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi said in a televised address to the nation on Tuesday that the emergency laws would be lifted effective Wednesday, the first anniversary of the start of the popular uprising that toppled longtime authoritarian ruler Hosni Mubarak. <snip>

Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the beginning of the Egyptian Jan 25 protests. Tantawi is trying to appease them with a birthday present if they behave. I think tomorrow is going to be very very interesting, am following Tweets, I see Ben Wedeman (CNN) is there and few other journalists. I just have a feeling.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:58 AM

1. Only for "thugs," huh?

Well, that's reassuring. All the non-thugs can relax.

Kind of like how we are okie dokie with NDAA because it only applies to "terrorists."

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