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President Sisi ratifies law on divulging state secrets
23 November 2021

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has ratified a law amending some provisions of the penal code with regards to divulging state secrets.


Under the new amendments, violators face imprisonment of six months to five years and a fine of EGP 5,000 to EGP 50,000.


Under the law, offenders include those who obtain by illegal means the country’s defense secrets and/or reveal these secrets.


The decree was published in the Gazette out Monday. The parliament approved the amendment late October.


Source: Al-Ahram Online