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