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Egypt to dismiss public servants with alleged ties to Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt’s parliament has approved controversial new amendments to a law allowing the dismissal of public servants with alleged ties to terrorist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood.
An Egyptian Muslim brotherhood supporter flashes the four-finger sign in front of a statue of Talaat Harb during a demonstration on the eponymous Square near Tahrir square on December 1, 2013 in Cairo. Protesters were chanting on Tahrir square "Down with the military regime!", "People want the fall of the regime!" and "Rabaa Rabaa", as demonstrators flashed a four-finger sign that has become associated with a government crackdown on pro-Morsi supporters in Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya square on August 14. AFP P

CAIRO — The Egyptian parliament’s Legislative Committee approved Nov. 1 a draft law submitted by the government, approving the dismissal of civil servants who support terrorist groups, mainly the Muslim Brotherhood, from all state agencies and institutions, without taking disciplinary measures. 

In the explanatory memo for the new amendments to Law No. 10 of 1972, the government said that as per Article 237 of the constitution, “the state is obliged to confront terrorism in all its forms, a threat to the homeland and citizens, and track its sources of financing according to a specific timetable while guaranteeing rights and freedoms. This law will regulate the provisions of anti-terrorism measures and fair compensation for any ensuing damages.”

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