Monday, August 6, 2007

Egypt's New Laws


In this month's Community Times, a Cairo-based English language magazine, there is an article announcing that Egypt has now banned the sale of cigarettes to those under 18 as well as smoking in many indoor areas. On the same page, they announce that the practice of female circumcision has also been banned (in the past it had been allowed in 'exceptional circumstances,' whatever that means). Hopefully the police will be as aggressive when enforcing these laws as they are when taking down dissident bloggers...



Chris McClure

2 comments:

Erica said...

Wow, an eight year old with a cigarette! Nice pics by the way :)
So who runs the English speaking newspaper? Who's their audience?

Erica said...

I mean English language newspaper...sorry, no coffee this morning...