Egypt threatens those who criticise parliament (Memo)

Egypt threatens those who criticise parliament (Memo)

Egyptian Parliament Speaker Ali Abdel Aal warned of tough punishments for those who criticise the national legislative body on Monday morning, according to Ahram Online.

In a statement prior to the House of Representative’s third session, Abdel Aal particularly highlighted that MPs and media bodies who tried to “defame the image of parliament” would be subject to disciplinary action.

“To both I say the hour of judgment has come and it will be very soon – in the coming few weeks,” Abdel Aal declared.

“Parliament will be very keen to discipline offenders in a very forceful way and will aim to inflict penalties on all those who want to disparage parliament or violate its rules.” Read more

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