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Wednesday, 25 December 2019

House passes amendments to law regulating Egypt’s terrorist watch list

LEGISLATION WATCH- House passes amendments to law regulating who should be on the nation’s terrorist watchlist: The House of Representatives passed yesterday amendments to the Terrorist Entities Act, which regulates the country’s terror watchlist, according to Egypt Today. Under the amendments, the general prosecution will be required to announce any new additions or removals of groups or individuals from the terror watchlist in the Official Gazette.

Parliament also approved a bill to protect architectural heritage by preventing the unlicensed razing of dilapidated, but historic buildings, according to Masrawy. The amendments included protecting buildings of special architectural nature or linked to national history or to a historic figure, as well as buildings that are considered a tourist attraction.

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