Egypt lifts emergency law except in some cases

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Posted: Jan 24, 2012 10:19 AM
Egypt lifts emergency law except in some cases

CAIRO (Reuters) - The head of Egypt's ruling military council said on Tuesday he had decided to lift the state of emergency from Wednesday except in certain cases.

"I have taken a decision to end the state of emergency," Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi said in a televised address, adding that it would still apply in dealing with cases of "thuggery." He did not spell out what that meant.

(Writing by Tom Perry)