Monday, July 4, 2022

Sisi to civilian authorities: mind your own business

The New Arab reports here on an Egypt government edict. Excerpt:

“The defence ministry is the sovereign body of the country, and its officers enjoy immunity which prevents any civilian body from interference in their activities,” the document said. 

“Anyone who challenges this immunity will be placed under immediate inspection and could face military prison - whether from within the civilian police, intelligence agencies or otherwise.” 

“This does not mean that anyone is above the law, rather that military officials will be ruled by their own military courts and judges,” read the edict, defending the new rules.

The only circumstances in which civilian law enforcement may intervene are cases of murder and drug. "But even in these rare cases, high-ranking members of the army cannot be arrested while investigations may be made. Information must then be passed to the military in such cases."

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