[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] condemned a draft Egyptian protest law on Wednesday, saying it falls short of the obligation to respect freedom of assembly. HRW expressed concern [press release] over the scope of the law's application, vague language, and its broad restrictions and discretionary powers. Specifically, the law would apply to any "public meeting" of more than 10 people, while also giving police discretion to preemptively ban any gathering, based on "serious information," in which conduct "impedes...

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