Egypt proposes increased compensation for victims of 2011 protests

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Egypt's People's Assembly passed legislation Monday (March 12th) that increases compensation for the families of victims who died during the protests in 2011, state-run Nile TV reported.

The compensation is now 100,000 pounds ($16,600).

The government previously paid 30,000 pounds ($5,000) for each victim's family, together with a monthly allocation of 1,700 pounds ($282).

An estimated 850 individuals were killed during protests.

The People's Assembly will send the legislation to the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces for approval before it is published in the official gazette and becomes law.

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    سمير امير

    2012-3-21

    We hope that the Egyptian people will continue the success that they plan and that everyone will work to preserve the gains of the Egyptian revolution. They must not allow anyone to restore dictatorship to their country again after they got rid of it with their sacrifices and the young heroes who gave their lives to Egypt and its people.