Rights advocate warned against a new wave of public anger in Egypt Monday after the renewal of the state of emergency.
Mohamed Zarea, Head of the Arab Organization for the Criminal Reform, decried the “notorious” state of emergency for granting police wide powers.
Zarea suggested that the state of emergency has been one of the factors that triggered January 25 Revolution, which toppled ousted President Hosni Mubarak.
In statements to Youm7, Zarea said that the exceptional laws will not restore the security. He added that security forces should be trained to deal with terrorism and organized crime with modern methods.
Security solutions always in dealing with the challenges, Zarea said, explaining that Mubarak imposed the state of emergency during his 30-year rule, but failed in squashing terrorism.
Zarea added that Morsi also imposed the state of emergency in three cities during his rule, but it has not been respected.