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Death Penalty for Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities?

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:09 pm    Post subject: Death Penalty for Illicit Trafficking of Antiquities? Reply with quote

" Draft law to raise punishment for antiquities theft to death penalty " (Egypt Today, 22.09.2017)

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Egyptian parliamentarian Ghada Agami will submit a draft law to intensify the punishment for illicit trafficking of antiquities and illegal excavation to the death penalty.

Agami told Egypt Today that her philosophy behind increasing the penalty is that the one who "sells his history will sell his honor." ...

... Under the terms of the Egyptian Law on the Protection of Antiquities, known as Law No. 117, enacted August 6, 1983, every person who unlawfully smuggles an antiquity outside the republic or participates in such an act shall be liable to a prison term with hard labor and a fine of not less than LE 5,000 ($283) and not more than LE 50,000 [new : LE 50,000 and not more than LE 100,000]. ...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A high Islamic clergyman obviously represents a completely different conception ...

" Fatwa allowing illegal antiquities excavation triggers ire in Egypt " (Al-Monitor - Menna A. Farouk, 15.09.2017)

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... Early this month, Abdel Hamid el-Atrash — former head of the Edicts Committee at Egypt’s top Islamic body, Dar al-Ifta — said that it is the right of any individual who finds gold or treasure on his or her own land to keep it, provided they offer part of the value to charity, the semi-official daily newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

Moderate scholars have strongly criticized the scholar’s opinion, saying that such a religious edict paves the way for individuals to illegally search for treasure and antiquities on their own land, overtaking the government's role of excavating artifacts. ...

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