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Egypt seeks to crack down on killings by police

New amendments to Egypt’s police law seek to make it tougher for police to abuse their authority.
Police officers shout slogans as they take part in a sanctioned protest outside the Interior Ministry building in Cairo December 8, 2013. The police officers were demanding for a raise in salary and promotion, according to local media. Egypt's new protest law has deepened unrest in the most populous Arab state and it gives the Interior Ministry the right to ban any meeting of more than 10 people in a public place. REUTERS/Stringer (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST LAW) - RTX169PG
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The involvement of Egyptian police officers in three murder cases in 2016 — in addition to a long list of accusations of bribery, verbal and physical abuse and harassment — have people comparing the current regime to that of ousted President Hosni Mubarak.

Police excesses during Mubarak’s rule contributed to his overthrow and to Egypt’s Arab Spring in 2011.

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