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Group blasts Mubarak’s anti-terror bill

Amnesty International on Saturday urged Egypt’s parliament to reject new constitutional amendments put forward by President Hosni Mubarak, particularly an anti-terror provision that the group called the “greatest erosion of rights in 26 years.” Parliament is due to vote Sunday on the amendments, which Mubarak’s government, a top U.S. ally in the Mideast, has billed as aimed at boosting democracy. Opposition parties have denounced them as an attempt to ensure Mubarak’s hold on power. The legislature, dominated by Mubarak’s ruling party, is expected to pass the 34 amendments, which would then be put to a referendum, expected in April. Full Story

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