A New Decree to Extend the State of Emergency in Egypt
Last Sunday, Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, issued a new presidential decree extending the state of emergency across the country. The period of the state will be three months and will start from 1 am on Friday, January 13.
Article II of the decree states that the armed forces and the police force shall take the necessary measures to confront the dangers of terrorism and its financing, to maintain security throughout the country, to protect public and private property and to protect the lives of the citizens.
Egypt first imposed the current state of emergency last April after two church bombings killed at least 45 people. It was extended in July and again in October.