Egypt Ends State of Emergency After 4 Years

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi announced that the country has ended its state of emergency for the first time since 2017 after a spate of ISIS bombings.

“Egypt has become, thanks to its great people and its loyal men, an oasis of security and stability in the region. This is why I decided to cancel the renewal of the state of emergency throughout the country,” said El-Sisi on Facebook. 

Egypt has been under a state of emergency since 2017 after two Coptic churches were bombed and has since been renewed every three months.

The state of emergency law was amended in May 2020 in response to the COVID pandemic and gave the El-Sisi more control over military courts.

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