Louisa LoveluckNovember 26, 2013 17:12
CAIRO — By nightfall on Tuesday, 28 protesters were locked inside the capital's parliament building. Almost four months after mass demonstrations unseated Egypt’s second president in three years, these detainees were the first to fall afoul of a controversial law criminalizing demonstrations that take place without government permission. The brand-new 'anti-protest law' has attracted stinging criticism from rights groups and international arbiters. It went into effect on Tuesday.