Conflict & Justice

Egypt's Emergency Law To Be Partially Lifted One Year After First Protest


Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi (Photo: Helene C. Stikkel, Department of Defense)

Egypt's military ruler, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, has announced a partial lifting of Egypt's draconian emergency law.

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The announcement comes a day before the anniversary of the first demonstration in Cairo's Tahrir Square last year.

The state of emergency has been in place for decades, and gives police increased powers. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with reporter Noel King in Cairo.