The punishment of websites threatening national security in Egypt The punishment of websites threatening national security in Egypt
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The punishment of websites threatening national security in Egypt

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates/ Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a law on "information crimes" published in the Official Gazette, detailing websites that threaten national security or negatively affect the Egyptian economy.

Under the new law, authorities can close down a judicial decision by any court that considers its content to be a "threat to national security" or "jeopardizes the country's national economy."

The new law also stipulates a prison sentence of one year and a fine of between 50,000 and 100,000 Egyptian pounds (about 2,440 to 4885 euros) for anyone who intentionally or unintentionally commits a specific site or account or an information system that is forbidden to enter in order to destroy, erase or change Or copy or republish data or information on that site or private account. "

It also provides for two years' imprisonment and a fine of one hundred thousand pounds "for anyone who has established, managed or used a special site or account on a computer network to commit or facilitate the commission of a crime punishable by law."

It also provides for imprisonment if the offenses referred to are aimed at "disrupting public order or endangering the safety and security of the community or harming the national security or economic status of the country."

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