21 September 2018 04:49 AM

Law on Fighting Terrorism

Tuesday، 22 September 2015 - 12:00 AM

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Sunday 16/8/2015 signed the Law on Fighting Terrorism.

Following is the text of the Law:

Section one.. Substantive Provisions
Chapter one.. General Provisions

(Article 1)

While applying the provisions of this law, the following phrases and terms are construed according to the definition attached to each of them:
1-   Terrorist group:
A terrorist group is defined as any group or association or agency or quarter or organization or gang that comprises at least three persons, or any other entity that has the same status whatsoever its legal or actual form whether inside or outside Egypt and whatsoever its nationality or the nationality of its members that is seeking to commit one or more terrorist crimes or if terrorism is one of its methods that is used to implement its criminal goals.
2- Terrorist:
A terrorist is defined as any natural person who commits or attempts to commit or instigates or threatens or plans to commit a terrorist crime inside or outside Egypt by any means whether unilaterally or through contribution to this crime within a framework of a joint criminal scheme or who would take over the leadership or management or founding or setting up or become a member of any of the terrorist entities mentioned in article (1) of the decision having the force of law No. 8 for the year 2015 that was issued by the president of the Arab Republic of Egypt regulating the lists of terrorist entities and terrorists or who would finance or contribute to the activities of such entities while being aware of that.
3- Terrorist Crime:
A terrorist crime is defined as any crime that is mentioned in this law or any felony or misdemeanor committed through using any of the terrorist methods or with the intent to implement a terrorist goal or to incite the commitment of any of these crimes or threatening with it; without prejudice to the provisions of the Penal Code.
4- Conventional Weapons:
Conventional weapons are defined as weapons or ammunition or fireworks or gelatinous materials that are mentioned in the law.
5- Unconventional Weapons:
Unconventional weapons are defined as nuclear or chemical or biological or radiological or germ weapons or any other natural or synthetic solid, gas or steam materials whatsoever their source or the way of their production that have the power or the ability to kill people or cause grave corporeal or psychological damage to man or cause harm to environment or buildings or establishments.
6- Funds
Funds are defined as all assets or property whatsoever their kind whether material or moral or whether movable or fixed, including shares and national and foreign currency or securities or commercial stocks or sukuks and any written document of all that is aforementioned whatsoever their form whether digital or electronic and all rights related to each of them.

(Article 2)

- A terrorist act is defined as any use of force or violence or threatening or intimidating inside or outside Egypt with the intent of destabilizing law and order or jeopardizing the safety of the society or its interests or security or harming any of its members or causing fear among them or exposing to danger their lives or freedoms or public or private rights or any other freedoms and rights that are guaranteed by the law and constitution or harming national unity or social peace or national security or harming environment or natural resources or antiquities or funds or buildings or public or private property or occupying or seizing them or preventing or blocking public authorities or judicial quarters and authorities or public establishments or local units or places of worship or hospitals or scientific institutes and institutions or diplomatic and consular missions or regional and international organizations and agencies in Egypt from undertaking their job or part of their activities or resisting them or blocking the application of any of the law and constitution provisions or regulations.
- It is also defined as any conduct that is committed with the intent of implementing one of the goals mentioned in the first paragraph of this article or preparing or instigating it if this would result in causing any harm to means of telecommunications or data systems or financial or banking systems or the national economy or the energy reserve or the commodities or foodstuff stocks or water and its safety or medical services in times of disasters and crises.

(Article 3)

Financing terrorism is defined as any raising or receiving or possessing or providing or transferring of funds or arms or ammunition or fireworks or logistics or equipment or data or information or any other materials in direct or indirect way by any means whether digital or electronic with the intent of using it or part of it in committing a terrorist crime or being aware that it will be used in this purpose or providing safe haven to one terrorist or more or to anybody who finances the terrorist by any of the means that were aforementioned.

(Article 4)

- Without prejudice to the provisions of articles 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Penal Code, the provisions of this law are applied to anybody who commits a terrorist crime outside Egypt in the following cases:
1- If the crime is committed on board any means of air, land, sea or maritime transportation that is registered in Egypt or carries its flag.
2- If the crime was aimed at:
A) Harming any of the nationals of Egypt or those living in it or harming its security or any of its interests or property inside or outside it or at the headquarters and offices of its diplomatic or consular missions abroad or its institutions or their branches abroad.
B) Causing harm to any of the regional or international agencies or organizations.
C) Forcing the State or any of its authorities or institutions to undertake or not to undertake any act.
3- If the victim is an Egyptian living abroad
4- If the perpetrator of the crime is a foreigner or stateless and living in Egypt.
(Article 5)

Anybody who would attempt to commit a terrorist crime is punished with the same penalty of the perpetrator of the full terrorist crime.

(Article 6)

Inciting a terrorist crime is punishable with the same penalty of committing a full terrorist crime whether this incitement was against a specific person or group or was general incitement either public or non-public whatsoever the method used and even if no consequences would ensue out of this incitement.

Anybody who would collaborate or assist by any means for committing any of the crimes mentioned in the first paragraph of this article will be punished with the same penalty of a full crime even if the crime is not committed in accordance with this collaboration or assistance.

(Article 7)

Anybody who would facilitate through any direct or indirect means for a terrorist or a terrorist group committing a terrorist crime or preparing for its commitment or who would provide, with intent, for its perpetrators a house or safe haven or a hideout that could be used for meetings or any other form of facilities will be punished as a full accomplice.

(Article 8)

Law enforcement officers who apply the provisions of this law are not legally accountable if they would use force to discharge their duties or to protect themselves against any imminent danger that would jeopardize life or property in case using this right was necessary and with the adequate proportion to ward off this danger.

(Article 9)

The provisions of articles 28, 29, 38 and 98 (E) of the Penal Code are applied to all terrorist crimes mentioned in this law.
(Article 10)

With exception of article (17) of the Penal  Code, penalties stipulated for in articles 12/ 15-1/16-1 and 17-2/ 18-1-2/ 30-1 of this law can not be commuted but for only one degree.
(Article 11)

Without prejudice to provisions of Law No. 8 for the year 2015 regulating lists of terrorist entities and terrorists, the same provisions mentioned in that law are applied regarding terrorist groups.

**Chapter Two.. Crimes and Penalties**

(Article 12)

- Anybody who would found or set up or organize or run a terrorist group or take part in leading it will be sentenced to death or lifetime term in jail.
- Anybody who would join or take part in a terrorist group in a way or another while being aware of its goals will be sentenced to a hard labor term in prison that is not less than 10 years if the perpetrator received military or security or technical training by the terrorist group to achieve its goals or if the perpetrator was member of the Armed Forces or police.
- Anybody who would force another to join a terrorist group or prevented him from quitting it will be sentenced to lifetime imprisonment term.
- The sentence will be the capital punishment if this coercion or prevention led to the death of the other person.

(Article 13)

- Anybody who would commit a crime of financing terrorism will be sentenced to lifetime term in prison if the finance would be for a terrorist. The sentence will be the death penalty if the finance was for a terrorist group or for an act of terrorism.
- In the cases when the crime is committed by a terrorist group, the person in charge of the actual leadership of the group will be punished with the penalty mentioned in the previous paragraph of this article as long as the crime is committed to serve the group and its interests.
-The terrorist group is punished with a fine not less than 100,000 pounds and not more than three million pounds and be jointly responsible for paying the financial penalty or damages.
(Article 14)

- Anybody who would spy or seek to spy for a foreign country or association or agency or an organization or a group or a gang or others whose headquarters are located inside or outside Egypt or for somebody who is working in favor of this foreign country or any of the aforementioned quarters with the intent of committing or preparing to commit a terrorist crime inside Egypt or against any of its nationals or interests or property or the headquarters or offices of its diplomatic or consular missions or institutions or branches of their institutions abroad or against any of the workers in these aforementioned quarters or any of those who enjoy international protection will be sentenced to lifetime term in prison.
-The penalty will be the capital punishment if the terrorist crime of espionage or pursuit to spy took place or was about to take place.
(Article 15)

- Anybody who would commit with intent directly or indirectly a terrorist crime inside or outside Egypt through grooming up or training individuals for manufacturing or using conventional or unconventional weapons or any wired or wireless or electronic means of telecommunication or any other technical means or would undertake training arts of war or fighting or technical methods or any skills or tricks or any other means whatsoever their form for committing a terrorist crime or incite any of what is aforementioned will be punished with lifetime term in prison or a hard labor term in jail that is not less than 10 years.
- Anybody who would receive training that is mentioned in the previous paragraph of this article or found in places assigned for that purpose with intent to prepare or commit one of the crimes mentioned in the first paragraph of this article will be punished with a jail term that is not less than seven years.
(Article 16)

- Anybody who would seize, or attack or storm by force or violence or threats or intimidation any of the presidential headquarters or any of the headquarters of legislative councils or the Cabinet or ministries or City Halls or the Armed Forces or courts or prosecutions or security directorates or police stations and centers or prisons or security or supervisory agencies or archaeological sites or public utilities or places of worship or education or hospitals on any public building or establishment with intent to commit a terrorist crime will be punished with lifetime term in prison or hard labor term in jail that is not less than 10 years.
- The provisions of the first paragraph of this article are applied to anybody who would plant any equipment or material in any of the aforementioned places with intent of destroying or causing any harm to the building or anybody inside the place or people frequenting it or threaten to commit any of these acts.
- The penalty will be lifetime term in prison if the act is committed through using a weapon or by more than one person or if the perpetrator destroyed or damaged the place or resisted by force authorities while undertaking their job in guarding the place or restoring it. If any of these aforementioned acts led to the death of somebody the penalty will the capital punishment.

(Article 17)

- Anybody who would storm or enter by force a headquarter of a diplomatic or consular mission or any of the regional or international agencies or official offices or residence of one of its members inside or outside Egypt with the intent to commit a terrorist crime will be sentenced to lifetime term in jail or hard labor term in jail which is not less than 10 years.
- Also, anybody who would resort to violence for attacking one of the headquarters mentioned in the first paragraph of this article or any of the transportation means or any person who enjoys international protection will be punished with the same penalty if the attack would jeopardize this person's safety or freedom or even if it was meant to threats of committing this act.
- The penalty will be lifetime term in jail if the act is committed through using a weapon or by more than one person. It this act led to the death of a person the penalty will be the capital punishment.

(Article 18)

- Anybody who would seek to threaten or intimidate by force or violence or any other terrorist means for changing the ruling regime or changing the State's constitution or its republican system or the form of government will be sentenced to lifetime term in jail or hard labor term in prison that is not less than 10 years.
(Article 19)

-  Anybody who would commit a terrorist act of those mentioned in article 2 of this law will be sentenced to hard labor term in jail which is not less than 10 years. If the crime led to a permanent disability that could not be healed, the penalty will be lifetime term in jail. If the terrorist act led to the death of a person the penalty will be the capital punishment.
-  In the cases when the crime is committed by a terrorist group, the person in charge of the actual leadership of the group will be punished with the same penalty that is mentioned in the first paragraph of this article as long as the crime is committed in favor of the group and for its interests.
- The terrorist group is also sentenced to a fine that is not less than 100,000 pounds and not more than three million pounds and will be jointly responsible for implementing any financial penalty or damages.
(Article 20)

 Any person who commits the following acts will be sentenced to hard labor term in jail that is not less than 10 years:
1-   Hiding or dealing with things that were used or prepared to be used for committing a terrorist crime or funds accrued from it.
2-   Premeditatedly damaging or stealing or concealing a document or any other written or electronic document that would help uncover a terrorist crime or provide evidence against its perpetrator or punish this perpetrator.
3-   Enabling a perpetrator of a terrorist crime to escape before or after the arrest of this perpetrator.

(Article 21)

- Any Egyptian who would cooperate with or join, without a written permit from the authorities concerned, the armed forces of a foreign country or any armed group or association or agency or organization that is located outside Egypt and uses terrorism or military training or educating military or combat skills or fighting methods or tricks or skills as a means of achieving its goal for committing terrorist crimes or preparing for committing these crimes will be sentenced to hard labor term in jail that is not less than 10 years even if the acts of these quarters were not aimed against Egypt.
- If the perpetrator received any kind of training or education that is mentioned in the previous paragraph of this article, the sentence will be lifetime term in jail.
- Anybody who would help another to cooperate or join or cross outside Egypt with the intent to join the armed forces of a foreign country or any armed group or association or agency or organization will be punished with the same penalty mentioned in the first paragraph of this article.

(Article 22)

- Anybody who would arrest or kidnap or hold or restrict the movement of a person will be sentenced to hard labor term in jail that is not less than 10 years if this act was meant to force any of the State authorities or quarters to take or not to take any measure or to obtain any benefit in a way or another.
- The penalty will be lifetime term in jail if the perpetrator resorted to any of the acts that were mentioned in article 2 of this law or if the perpetrator assumed a fake status or put on illegally any official uniform or held an ID card or any sign for a job or a post in an illegal way or undertook any act within the powers of any of these jobs or showed any forged warrant claiming that it was issued by a State authority or if this act led to an injury or if the perpetrator resisted authorities while undertaking their job in releasing the victim.
- The penalty will be the capital punishment if this act led to the death of a person.

(Article 23)

- Without prejudice to any stricter penalty, anybody who would manufacture or design a conventional weapon or possess it or hold it or present it to somebody or facilitate obtaining it to be used or prepared to be used in committing a terrorist crime will be sentenced to hard labor term in jail which is not less than 10 years.
- If the use of the conventional or unconventional weapon or any of the mentioned materials led to the death of a person, the penalty will be the capital punishment.

(Article 24)

- Anybody who would seize by force or violence or threats or intimidation any means of air, land, sea or maritime transportation or fixed platforms, that are installed in the bed of the sea for exploring or using resources or for any other economic purpose, to achieve a terrorist goal will be sentenced to hard labor term in jail that is not less than 10 years.
- The penalty will be lifetime term in jail if the means of transportation or the fixed platform was belonging to the Armed Forces or Police or if the perpetrator committed any act of violence against any person present on any of them or if the perpetrator destroyed any of these means of transportation or the fixed platform or caused any damage that led to its breakdown permanently or temporarily.
- Anybody who would plant inside any means of transportation or fixed platform any equipment or material that would cause destruction or harm to lives or property or who would destroy or sabotage any establishment or utility of any means of transportation or who would resist by force or violence public authorities while undertaking their job in restoring this means of transportation or the fixed platform away of the perpetrator's control or blocked these authorities from undertaking their duty will be punished with the same penalty mentioned in the second paragraph of this article.
- The penalty will be the capital punishment if this act led to the death of a person.

(Article 25)

- Anybody who would destroy or sabotage or break or hamper or cut a power or oil or natural gas network or pylon or line or any establishment or a building required for its operation or seized any of these facilities by force will be sentenced to hard labor term in jail that is not less seven years.
- If the perpetrator used force or violence while committing any of the acts mentioned in the first paragraph of this article or planned to prevent specialists from fixing any of the aforementioned establishments or if the crime resulted in blocking or cutting off supply of power or oil or natural gas products even temporarily, the penalty will be lifetime term in jail.
- If perpetrating the crimes mentioned in the previous two paragraphs of this article led to the death of a person the penalty will be the capital punishment.
In all cases, the court should issue a ruling confiscating all equipment and machines used in the crime and restoring the situation back to the normal state before the commitment of the crime at the expense of the defendant and forcing the perpetrator to pay all the damages.

(Article 26)

- Anybody who would commit any of the acts that were mentioned in the first paragraph of article 25 of this law against any water network or line or any establishment required for its operation or seize by force any of these establishments will be sentenced to a term in jail that is not less than seven years.
-  If the crime is committed under any of the rigorous circumstances that were mentioned in the second paragraph of article 25 of this law or if the perpetrator would harm the safety of the water way or polluted it with toxicants or any other harmful material the penalty will be lifetime term in jail.
- If any of the crimes mentioned in the first two paragraphs of this article led to the death of any person the penalty will be the capital punishment.
In all cases, the court should issue a ruling confiscating all equipment and machines used in the crime and restoring the situation back to the normal state before the commitment of the crime at the expense of the defendant and forcing the perpetrator to pay all the damages.

(Article 27)

-   Without prejudice to any stricter penalty mentioned in this law or any other law, anybody who would attack any official in charge of implementing or applying the provisions of this law or who would resist this official by force or violence or threat to use force or violence while carrying out or because of implementing or applying the provisions of this law will be sentenced to hard labor term in jail that is not less than seven years.
-  The penalty will be lifetime term in jail if this attack or resistance led to a permanent disability that could not be healed or if the perpetrator was carrying a weapon or kidnapped or held any of the officials in charge of implementing or applying the provisions of this law.
-   If this act led to the death of a person the penalty will be the capital punishment.
-  The provisions of this article are applied if the victim was the spouse of an official in charge of implementing or applying the provisions of this law or if the victim was one of the official's kin or next of kin.

(Article 28)

-  Anybody who would promote or prepare for promoting directly or indirectly for committing a terrorist crime whether in verbal, written or any other means will be sentenced to a term in jail that is not less than five years.
- Promoting ideas and ideologies that are advocating the use of violence through any of the means mentioned in the previous paragraph of this article is deemed some sort of indirect promoting for a terrorist crime.
-  The sentence will be a term in jail that is not less than seven years if the promoting was inside a place of worship or between members of the Armed Forces or Police forces or in places designated for these Forces.
- Anybody who would possess or hold any of the printing or recording or publication means that was used or prepared to be used, even temporarily, for printing or recording or broadcasting any of the aforementioned material will be punished with the same penalty mentioned in the first paragraph of this article.

(Article 29)

- Anybody who would found or use a website on the telecommunications or international information networks or any other network with the intent of promulgating ideas or ideologies that advocate committing any act of terrorism or for spreading what is aimed at misleading security authorities or influencing the course of justice regarding any terrorist crime or for exchanging messages and issuing directives between terrorist groups or their members or information that are related to acts and moves of terrorists or terrorist groups inside or outside Egypt will be sentenced to hard labor term in jail that is not less than five years.
- Anybody who would illegally or without right hack any electronic website of any governmental department with the intent of obtaining data or information therein or getting acquainted with it or changing or deleting or damaging or forging its content with the intent of committing one of the terrorist crimes that were mentioned in the first paragraph of this article or preparing to commit any of these crimes will be sentenced to hard labor term in jail that is not less than 10 years.

(Article 30)

-   Anybody who would participate in any criminal agreement with the intent of committing a terrorist crime will be sentenced to lifetime term in jail or hard labor term in prison that is not less than seven years.
- The penalty will be the lifetime term in jail if the perpetrator would be an instigator to this agreement or if he would be holding a leading position in running its movement.

(Article 31)

- Anybody who would collect without legal basis information about one of the officials in charge of law enforcement or applying its provisions with the intent of using them for threatening this official or for plotting to cause any harm to him or to his interests or the interests of his job or for attacking this official or any of his kin or next of kin through any means of harm will be sentenced to a term in prison that is not less than one year and not more than five years.

(Article 32)

- Without prejudice to any stricter penalty mentioned in the Penal Code or any other law, anybody who would import or manufacture or produce or hold or sell or handle or put on any official uniform of the Armed Forces or the Police or hold military cards or insignia or signs or any other signs for a job or a post without right or who would assume through any means the powers of administrative or judicial arrest with the intent of collecting information to commit a terrorist crime will be sentenced to a hard labor term in jail which is not less than five years.

(Article 33)

-  Anybody who would be aware of the commitment of a terrorist crime or its preparation or plotting for it or have any information or data related to any of its perpetrators and could tell the authorities concerned but he did not, will be sentenced to a term in jail that is not less than three months and a fine which is not less than 100,000 pounds and not more than 300,000 or any of the two penalties.
- The provision of the previous paragraph of this article is not applied to the spouse or any of the kin or next of kin of the perpetrator.

(Article 34)

-  Anybody who would carry out any of the acts of preparation or plotting for committing a terrorist crime will be sentenced to a term in jail that is not less than one year even if his role did not exceed this preparation or plotting.

(Article 35)

- Anybody who would premeditatedly publish or broadcast or show or promote through any means false news or data about terrorist acts inside Egypt or about operations related to fighting these acts contradicting the official data issued by the Ministry of Defense will be punished by a fine that is not less than 200,000 pounds and not more 500,000 pounds without prejudice to the set disciplinary penalties.
- In the cases when the crime is committed by a legal person, the person in charge of the actual management of this legal person will be punished with the same penalty mentioned in the first paragraph of this article as long as the crime is committed in its favor or its interest. The legal person in this case is jointly responsible regarding fines and damages penalties.
-  In all cases the court could issue a ruling banning the convict from practicing his job for a period that is not more than one year in case the crime is committed in a way that violates the principles of his job.

(Article 36)         
Photographing or recording or transmitting or broadcasting any proceedings of court sessions in terrorist crimes is banned except by a permit from the chief justice of the court concerned. Anybody who would violate this ban will be punished by a fine that is not less than 20,000 pounds and not more than 100,000 pounds.

(Article 37)

-   While looking into a terrorist crime, together with the set sentence of punishment, the court has the right to decide taking one measure or more of the following:
(1) Deporting a foreigner outside the country.
(2) Banning residence in a certain place or specified area.
(3) Imposing house arrest.
(4) Banning getting close to or frequenting certain places or areas.
(5) Forcing the presence in certain places at certain times.
(6) Banning work in certain places or in certain activities.
(7) Banning the use of certain means of telecommunications or banning holding or possessing them.
(8) Forcing the participation in rehabilitation courses.
- Barring the first measure, the term of any other measure should not be more than five years.
- Anybody who would violate the set measure in question will be sentenced to a term in jail which is not less than six months.
- In all cases, any ruling of indictment in a terrorist crime will result in losing the precondition of good reputation and conduct that is required for joining any public post or running in legislative elections.

(Article 38)

-  Any perpetrator of a terrorist crime who would take the initiative and report to the authorities concerned before starting the implementation of the crime will be exempted from the set penalties for crimes mentioned in this law. The court also has the right to exempt the perpetrator of the penalty if the reporting would take place after implementing the crime and before the start of investigations if the perpetrator would enable the authorities to arrest other perpetrators of the crime or perpetrators of another crime which is similar in kind and danger.

(Article 39)

- Without prejudice to the rights of other people with good intent, the court would decide in each ruling of indictment in any terrorist crime, besides the set penalty for the crime, expropriating funds, property, weapons, equipment and documents or other materials used in the commitment of the crime or resulted from the crime. It would also decide disbanding the terrorist group and closing its offices and places inside and outside Egypt together with closing any other place in which any type of weapons would be manufactured or designed that are used in committing any terrorist crime or other materials that could be used or prepared to be used by a terrorist or a terrorist group.
- The court would decide, while issuing the indictment ruling, expropriating any funds when it was proven that these funds were allocated to finance acts of terrorism.

Section Two…. Procedural Provisions

(Article 40)

-   The judicial arrest official, in case of any danger due to a terrorist crime and out of necessity to stand up to this danger, has the right to collect all evidence about this crime and search for its perpetrator and hold this perpetrator for a period that is not more than 24 hours.
-   The judicial arrest official should write a report about the measures and refer the detained perpetrator together with the report to the public prosecution or the related investigation authority, as the case may be.
-   The public prosecution or the related investigation authority has the right to decide maintaining the detention of the perpetrator, under the same necessity mentioned in the first paragraph of this article, before the expiry of the set period, for one more period that should not exceed seven days. The warrant of the prosecution should be issued based on reason by at least an attorney general or an equivalent authority.
-    The custody period is included as part of the detention in remand period while the suspect is being held in a place that is designated by the law.
-  Provisions set in the first paragraph of article (44) of this law are followed for complaining against the continuation of detention.

(Article 41)

-  The judicial arrest official should tell the detained person, according to article (40) of this law the reasons behind the arrest. The detained person has the right to call anybody of his relatives and to seek the support of a lawyer while not violating the interests of evidence gathering.
(Article 42)

-   The judicial arrest official should, during the period of detention, mentioned in article (40) of this law and before the expiry of this period, write a report including all measures and testimonies of the detained person and refer it together with the detained person to the public prosecution or the investigation authority concerned for questioning the detained person within 48 hours since the referral for issuing a warrant either of detention or release.

(Article 43)

-  The public prosecution or the related investigation authority, as the case may be, should have during investigating a terrorism crime, together with the powers set by the law, the powers allowed for an investigation judge and the powers allowed for an appealed misdemeanor court that is in session in the consulting room according to the same powers and restrictions and periods of time mentioned in article (143) of the Criminal Procedures Law.

(Article 44)

-     The suspect or anybody of concern has the right to appeal without paying any fees against the warrant of detention or continuation of detention at the related court.
-    The court of appeals settles the issue through a decision based on reason within three days since filing the appeal after listening to the argument of the public prosecution or the related investigation authority and the defense of the plaintiff. If this period of time expired without settling the issue, the detained suspect should be released immediately.

(Article 45)

-  The judicial arrest official has the right, in the cases allowing holding in custody the perpetrator of a terrorist crime or holding this person in remand and if there was a danger or fear from the loss of evidence, to get a warrant from the public prosecution or the investigation authority concerned to inspect the house of the detained person or the person who is held in custody and seize all things related to the crime in question.

(Article 46)

-   The public prosecution or the investigation authority concerned, as the case may be, has the right, during investigating a terrorist crime, to issue a warrant, for a period of time that is not more than 30 days, of  bugging and recording conversations and messages on the wired and wireless means of telecommunications and other means of modern telecommunications and to record or take photos of what is taking place in private places or via the telecommunications networks or electronic websites and seize all ordinary and electronic messages along with printed matter and parcels and cables of all kinds. - The period of time mentioned in the first paragraph of this article could be renewed for one or more similar periods of time.

(Article 47)

-  The provisions of articles 208 bis (A) and 208 bis (B) and 208 bis (C) and 208 bis (D) of the Criminal Procedures Laws are applied in the cases when there was clear evidence or when investigations reveal a clear evidence of indictment over perpetrating a terrorist crime.
-   The authorities concerned have the right to take all precautionary measures including fund freezing and banning access to or management of funds or banning from travel on condition of commitment to the provisions and measures in the articles mentioned in the first paragraph of this article.
(Article 48)

-  The Prosecutor General or at least an attorney general, whom he assigns, or the investigation authority concerned, as the case may be, has the right to get acquainted with or get information or data related to bank accounts or deposits or safes or consignments or any related transactions when it is necessary to unravel the truth in the process of collecting evidence or investigation about perpetrating a terrorist crime or involvement in this crime by the suspect.

(Article 49)

-  The public prosecution or the investigation authority concerned, as the case may be, has the right, in crimes mentioned in articles 12, 15, 19 and 22 of this law, to issue a temporary warrant of closing headquarters, places, houses or places of residence provided that the decision is issued by at least a prosecution chief.
- Property and furniture seized in these places are deemed administratively expropriated until the case is settled in the final lawsuit. They should be handed over, after listing them in a report, to a receiver who will be in charge of guarding the seals placed on the headquarter or the place or the shop or the residence that is ordered closed. If there was no property, the receiver is assigned to guard the seals in the same way. The closure order becomes null and void after the issuance of an acquittal court ruling.
- The public prosecution or investigation authority concerned has the right to stop or block websites that were mentioned in the first paragraph of article 29 of this law or block any use of their content stipulated for in this article and expropriate equipment and machines used in the crime.

(Article 50)

- One circuit or more of the criminal courts circuits is assigned to look into felonies in terrorist crimes and other related crimes provided that each circuit has a president holding at least the post of chief justice in courts of appeal.
- Circuits of the courts of first instance under at least a chief justice are assigned to look into misdemeanors of terrorist crimes and crimes related to these misdemeanors.
-  Circuits of courts of first instance under at least a chief justice and membership of two judges one of them at least should be a chief justice are assigned to look into challenges at appeal courts against rulings issued in these crimes.
- The cases mentioned in this article are promptly settled in accordance with the set procedures mentioned in this law and the Criminal Procedures Law.

(Article 51)

-  The public prosecution or the investigation authority concerned, as the case may be, or the court which is looking into the crime or to which the terrorist crime is referred, is assigned to look into crimes related to the terrorist crime.

(Article 52)

- Neither the criminal lawsuit nor the set penalty in terrorist crimes is dropped after the expiry of the term in jail.
(Article 53)

-  The president of the republic has the right, in case of any danger due to a terrorist crime or when an environmental catastrophe would ensue, to issue a decision taking all appropriate measures to maintain law and order including evacuation of some areas or isolating them or imposing a curfew provided that the decision includes specifying the area in question for a period of time that is not more than six months.
- This decision should be referred to the House of Representatives within the next seven days of its issuance to take a decision. If the House was not in its ordinary session, it should be convened for a prompt session. If there was no House, an approval from the Cabinet is a must provided that the decision is referred to the new House at its first meeting and a decision with the approval of the majority should be taken. If the decision was not referred to the House within the set period or if the decision was not approved, it is deemed null and void unless the House has a different view.
- The president of the republic has the right to extend the period of time of the procedure mentioned in the first paragraph of this article after the approval of the majority of the House of Representatives.
-   In cases of emergency, the measures mentioned in this article are adopted in accordance with verbal orders provided that these orders should be in a written form within eight days.

(Article 54)

- The State is committed to conclude a comprehensive obligatory insurance document with insurance companies to cover all dangers that would ensue from terrorist crimes that would harm any member  of the Armed Forces or the Police who are entrusted with fighting terrorism while standing up to these crimes including the cases of death and complete or partial disability. The document should include the commitment of the insurance company to pay temporary damages for the affected persons immediately after the occurrence of the danger on condition that the value of these damages will be deducted from the total insurance value.
- In all cases, the insurance company is committed to pay the value of insurance in accordance with the document without prejudice to the right of the harmed person or his inheritors or the insurance company to resort to court.
- Insurance should be done with one insurance company or more that is registered with the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority and is permitted to practice insurance activities in accordance with the law regulating and monitoring insurance in Egypt.
The prime minister has the right to allocate part of the funds or revenues that are expropriated in terrorist crimes to pay financial commitments by the State stipulated for in the obligatory insurance document mentioned in the first paragraph of this article.


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