Egypt prolongs state of emergency by 2 months
AFPCAIRO--Interim president Adly Mansour on Thursday extended a state of emergency in force since mid-August by another two months because of Egypt's security situation, his spokesman said.
September 13, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
Mansour had initially announced a month-long state of emergency on August 14, with deadly unrest sweeping Egypt as police dispersed two Islamist protest camps.
“President Adly Mansour decided to extend the state of emergency...by two months,” presidential spokesman Ehab Bedawy said in a statement.
The decision was taken in light of “developments and the security situation in the country,” he said.