Under state of emergency application, Egyptian Interior Ministry, Magdy Abdel Ghafar, issued instructions for secret police to be deployed in Egypt’s streets and public squares to monitor and curtail any instances of criminal intent. Utilisation of secret police in Egyptian streets are suspicious according to the newspaper, the main question is what will be the real mission of the secret police, behind the official reason to extend police control to impeach other attacks as Palm Sunday’s attacks. However, Egyptian government recalled that secret police hasn’t the right to arrest someone. The Interior Ministry announced that these measures are for the sake of protecting Egypt’s main cities due to the unprecedented challenges that face the nation. The country’s national security will be enhanced through the stationing of ground armed forces in the streets and public squares to help curb any reported attacks.
The Ibrahim Halawa case could take a conflictual dimension. Indeed, Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has called on the Irish Government to take an international legal challenge against the Egyptian Government for breaching the human rights of Irish citizen, Ibrahim Halawa. After the presidential decree and denunciation from Youth Amnesty, the MEP called the government to go further on legal argument, she asks Irish governement to take a hard line to protect the young man Humans Right.