Crime & Justice

Egypt approves law to fire public employees suspected of terrorism

Cairo, Jul 12 (EFE).- The Egyptian Parliament on Monday approved an amendment to the labor law that enables the government to fire public employees with links to “terror groups”.

  The text aims at “preserving Egyptian national security, fighting corruption, and enhancing integrity and transparency to ensure proper performance of public service,” the state-run MENA news agency reported.

The amendment has been questioned by human rights organizations as it would open the door to the dismissal of the public servants who have had links to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, which ruled the country between 2012 and 2013.

The Muslims Brotherhood was labeled a terror group after being ousted by now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in 2013 after mass protests against the Islamist group’s rule. EFE


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