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Cabinet to discuss anti-illegal immigration draft law on Wednesday

EUHR proposed sentences ranging from 15-years to death to counter illegal immigration


This handout picture released by the Italian Navy on June 6, 2014 shows migrants on a boat after being arrested and rescued by the Italian army off the coast of Sicily. The Italian navy on June 6 said it had rescued around 2,500 asylum-seekers from 17 boats in the past 24 hours as good weather conditions in the Mediterranean further boost the influx of asylum-seekers trying to reach Europe.  (AFP PHOTO / MARINA MILITARE)
This handout picture released by the Italian Navy on June 6, 2014 shows migrants on a boat after being arrested and rescued by the Italian army off the coast of Sicily. The Italian navy on June 6 said it had rescued around 2,500 asylum-seekers from 17 boats in the past 24 hours as good weather conditions in the Mediterranean further boost the influx of asylum-seekers trying to reach Europe.
(AFP PHOTO / MARINA MILITARE)

The Egyptian Union for Human Rights (EUHR) drafted a law to counter illegal immigration, which will be passed on to the cabinet Wednesday for discussion, head of the organisation Naguib Ghobraiel said.

The 17-articles law defines illegal immigration as “any action of an individual or group that leads to exiting or attempting to exit the country to any other place regionally, internationally or continentally, without authorisation or license from respective authorities.”

The draft law, proposed to the government on Saturday, calls for penalties for the crimes of committing, participating in or inciting illegal immigration and infiltration that range between 15 years in prison and death sentences.

The law called on for capital punishment for those who participate in, attempt, or call for illegal immigration that leads to the death of migrants.

Ghobraiel said on Monday that the law would help decrease the number of people who attempt illegal immigration, and would tighten the grip on traffickers who gain huge amounts of money by facilitating illegal immigration.

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