Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi ratified law on disclosing state secrets

Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has ratified a law amending some provisions of the criminal law with regards to disclosing state secrets.

The decree with no.150 of 2021 was published in the Gazette on 20 November 2021.

According to the new amendments, violators face imprisonment of six months to five years and a fine of EGP 5,000 to EGP 50,000.

Further, pursuant to the law offenders include those who obtain by illegal means the country’s defense secrets and/or reveal these secrets.

The penalty will be also applicable on whoever discloses, in any way, any of the ‎country’s defense secrets.

Egypt’s parliament approved these amendments on article no.80 of criminal law in late October.

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