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Old 29th April 2012, 12:45 PM
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Old 29th April 2012, 06:54 PM
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As I understand it, those questions are false. The claim is that the legislation has been drafted and that it's going to be introduced to parliament for debate. (my emphasis)
Erm sorry, why exactly are those questions (presumably the ones quoted from the MEI Editor's blog) "false", and which one(s)? From the original UK Week linked story:
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The proposal, dubbed the 'Farewell Intercourse' law, is currently going through the majority Islamist parliament. Fighting it is the National Council for Women (NCW), which says the law "marginalises" and "undermines" the status of women in Egypt. (my emphasis)
Does this not imply that it's already been introduced, as it's "currently going through" Egypt's Parliament? Given this reportage, those questions appear entirely apposite, AFAIAC. I also note from that same story:
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Egyptian columnist Amro Abdul Samea reports in the newspaper al-Ahram that the head of the NCW, Dr. Mervat al-Talawi, has written to parliament contesting the introduction of both laws.
So, if there is formal correspondence with the Egyptian Parliament, it should become a matter of public record at some point, either as a Parliamentary document and/or via the NCW. Thus, this specific issue should be relatively easy to evidence, no?

And despite my best searches, I've been unable to find that orgininal op-ed piece by Samea on the al Ahram site, anywhere, or even a reference to Samea, FFS. It's almost like it's been wiped. Funny, that.
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I did read that the Egyptian embassy informally claimed that the draft legislation didn't exist. But as yet it seems silly to decide that the bill does or does not exist, although I think we can now be confident that it's not a bill which will pass parliament and become law.
Agreed. As alluded to in my previous post, I remain open to persuasion via relevant countering evidence, including any that shows the existence of a draft bill, proposal or similar. Unfortunately I haven't come across any to date, despite my efforts to do so. And no-one else has come up with any either, AFAIK.
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Old 29th April 2012, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Egyptian law - sex after death

Well particularly "When was it introduced?" - The original story (rather than the original OP story) is this one; http://english.alarabiya.net/article...25/210198.html - it doesn't claim that the laws have been introduced to parliament.
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