Egypt's Morsi approves arrest power to army

As protests continued, Egyptian President Morsi approved the law which grants army officers judicial arrest power

Egypt's Morsi approves arrest power to army

World Bulletin / News Desk

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi approved the law which grants army officers judicial arrest power.

According to received information from presidency sources, after it was approved by the Shura Council, President Morsi approved the law which enables the military to act as a police force, which means suspects will be referred to a civilian, rather than military, trial.

Protests continue

Violent protests kicked off after an Egyptian judge sentenced 21 people to death for their alleged roles in a soccer riot.

In capital Cairo's Simon Bolivar Square, protestors clashed with the police. After the roads which were heading to the embassies were closed, hundreds of protestors faced blocking and returned to the Tahrir Square.

It was observed that security forces in the country used tear gas when protestors were throwing stones at police.

According to AA's received information from health sources in Tahrir Square, 49 people were wounded during clashes.

On Sunday, Morsi had imposed a state of emergency and a curfew from 9 pm to 6 am for 30 days in the cities of Port Said, Ismailia and Suez due to violent protests that erupted Thursday and later on, Morsi went back on his decision and left it up to the governors to decide.

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