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Draft bill would target Brotherhood workers in Egypt

An Egyptian lawmaker is drafting contentious legislation that would allow civil servants to be fired from their jobs for no other reason than their affiliation with the Muslim Brotherhood.
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi hold a copy of the Koran and Mursi's picture at Talaat Harb Square, in Cairo, January 25, 2015. A bomb wounded two Egyptian policemen in Cairo on Sunday and security forces moved quickly to disperse small protests on the anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011, officials said. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR4MSGL
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CAIRO — Mohamed Abu Hamed, the deputy chairman of the Egyptian parliament's Social Solidarity Committee, is stirring controversy in human rights circles, having revealed that he is preparing a draft law aimed at dismissing members of the Muslim Brotherhood from their public posts. Many people fear the draft law, which they say violates the Egyptian Constitution, might eventually be expanded to be used against regime opponents.

Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates all consider the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization. Forces of now-President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi toppled the elected government of Brotherhood leader President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

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