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A small human rights victory as Egypt’s state of emergency ends

May 31, 2012
"At a very gloomy time, this is a slither of good news, because the human rights community has called for decades against the Emergency Law,"
- eba Morayef, researcher at Human Rights Watch

In place for 31 years, a state of emergency that gives broad and unchecked powers to Egypt’s police force will end at the stroke of midnight today.

It is being hailed as a small victory among human rights defenders that have long campaigned for its end, and was one of the demands of the 25 January revolution.

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