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Egypt renews state of emergency for 10th time

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has extended a state of emergency in place since April 2017, which some say violates the constitution and is used by the regime to suppress the opposition.
A banner picturing Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is seen during the opening ceremony of the new city houses executed near the Suez Canal in Ismailia, Egypt May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh - RC1A3206B740
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CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi declared yet another three-month extension of Egypt's state of emergency on Oct. 26. 

Though under the constitution, a state of emergency is not to not be extended more than once, the recent decision marks the 10th time that the state of emergency has been renewed since April 10, 2017, when Sisi first declared it a day after two terrorist attacks targeted churches in Alexandria and Tanta, leaving 44 people dead.

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