Egypt

Mursi Considering Emergency Laws

New laws would combat "thuggery"

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President Mohamed Morsi is considering new emergency laws to combat thuggery, Justice Minister Ahmed Mekki has told MENA, the state news agency.

The president has the right to impose an emergency law against thugs, Mekki had earlier told Al-Gareeda newspaper, and such measures would be popular.

The emergency law will be discussed with rights activists and civil society organisations, he added.