Quaresma the shootout hero as Portugal beat Poland to reach Euro semis    Lost and found    Ghana again    The Alex effect    Eid Al-Fitr holiday starts Tuesday in Egypt: Cabinet    Egypt's Al-Azhar denounces 'despicable' murder of Coptic priest    Egypt denounces Italy suspending F-16 warplanes spare parts supply    EU says talks with Turkey on visa liberalisation 'constructive'    Coptic priest shot dead in Egypt's N.Sinai    U.S. air base evacuated after security threat    Twenty children lost in Wales, rescue mission launched: BBC    China foreign debt falls as yuan depreciation fears resurface    Egypt's CIB records Q1 net profit of $146.4 mln    Beijing slams South China Sea case as court ruling nears    Italy are not my bogey team, says Germany's Kroos    Russia coach Slutskiy leaves job    Putin says Russia won't enter arms race with NATO    UK current account deficit fails to narrow as expected in Q1    Giza pyramids decorated to mark June 30 memory    Egypt resolved the problem of nationals stranded in Ataturk Airport, FM    In coincidence with revolution anniversary, security closes metro station    Egypt in the international media    Investigators download EgyptAir black box data, evidence signals fire on board    Turkish police raid suspected Islamic State cells in Istanbul, Izmir    Italy votes to suspend aviation supplies to Egypt over student death    Egypt cabinet extends law allowing army to assist police in securing 'vital facilities'    Egypt bans use of debit cards abroad amid hard currency shortage    Egypt court upholds 6-month sentence for man who appeared on balcony naked    The investment predicament    Egypt's launches tender for third floating regasification unit    Sisi to attend Laylat Al-Qadr celebration    I will fight to return to Cairo soon, says renowned Lebanese TV host Liliane Daoud    Elvis Presley guitarist Scotty Moore dies at 84-report    US dollar value registers at EGP 8.88 on Tuesday    Tayar Al Estiqlal to hold conference to celebrate June 30 revolution    Egypt's press syndicate calls for end to 'violations against journalists and media'    Assad's uncle under investigation in France: source    PepsiCo in the US to bring back aspartame in Diet Pepsi    Egypt's Women's Council releases report evaluating women portrayal in Ramadan series    Spaghetti western film star Bud Spencer dies    Egypt to implement Japanese education system in a number of schools    Lebanese prominent TV host Liliane Daoud deported to Beirut    Argentina‘s Messi retires from international football    Egypt seeks to restore all stolen artifacts from Israel    The military protects the will of Egyptians: Defense Minister    MUSIC AND DANCE    Egypt in revolution    First major US Quran exhibition at Washington's Smithsonian    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Egypt's Cabinet provisionally approves anti-torture law
The government is determined to combat torture, assures presidential aide Ahmed Mekki, announcing the approval of an anti-torture law
Published in Ahram Online on 13 - 02 - 2013

The Egyptian government has provisionally approved Wednesday criminal codes under the "combating torture" law, announced the Minister of Justice Ahmed Mekki.
At a press conference, Mekki said he was proud to see such a law emerge, urging the media to raise awareness on its contents.
Mekki said the law would protect Egypt's ruler, as the existence of torture was one of the main indicators of the failure of the former regime.
The law has been drafted after new cases of alleged police torture surfaced in Egypt. Activist Mohamed El-Gendy is believed to have been arrested during an anti-government demonstration in the wake of the second anniversary of the January 25 Revolution and to have died due to police torture during his detention.
Recently avideowas widely circulated showing police officers dragging and beating a naked protester in front of the presidential palace.


Clic here to read the story from its source.