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PA to decide on punishment of MP for proposing to shoot protesters

CAIRO: The People’s Assembly’s legislative committee denounced statements by MP Nashaat El-Qassas calling on security bodies to shoot demonstrators. The legislative committee issued a statement on Wednesday describing El-Qassas’ statement as “a violation of the constitution” and “a total disregard for freedom and human rights.” The People’s Assembly is scheduled to vote on El-Qassas’ punishment …

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Amnesty raps European countries for sending back Iraqis

LONDON: Amnesty International accused five European countries Tuesday of breaching UN rules by forcibly repatriating Iraqis to dangerous parts of the war-scarred country. The rights group also warned that the continuing political uncertainty after elections last month risks fueling further violence in the country, seven years after a US-led invasion to oust dictator Saddam Hussein. …


Hamas broadcasts cartoon about captured Israeli soldier

GAZA CITY: The armed wing of the Islamist Hamas movement on Sunday broadcast a grim cartoon warning Israel over the fate of the captured soldier for whom it has demanded hundreds of Palestinian prisoners. The three-minute three-dimensional cartoon depicts the father of captured soldier Gilad Shalit visibly aging as he walks through empty city streets …


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