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Sunday
Feb062011

Egypt: Lifting State of Emergency Would Be 'Significant,' Official Says

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(CAIRO) -- Egyptian Ambassador to the United States Sameh Shoukry responded to reports Sunday that Vice President Omar Suleiman, in his meeting with representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood, came to a consensus to start talking about lifting the perpetual Egyptian state of emergency.

"It will be a very significant move," Shoukry said in an interview with ABC’s This Week. "It has been a longstanding demand of opposition and many segments of Egyptian society. To guarantee that all political activity is undertaken under confines of normal law and judiciary. It will be a significant step and indication of confidence that the political process is moving forward."

The emergency law allows agents of the government to arrest anyone without charge.

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