Egypt parliament approves punitive measures for antiquity climbers

Egypt’s parliament, the House of Representatives, has approved amendments to the antiquities protection law, stipulating that anyone who climbs antiquities, or commits in them any act that violates public morals in, will be punished.

Those convicted of carrying out any of the two acts will be sentenced to no less than a month in prison or fined no more than 100,000 Egyptian pounds ($6,356), or both jailed and fined. The penalty will be increased for those who are convicted of committing both violations.

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