Liberals fear that would be the first step toward strict implementation of Islamic Shariah laws, endangering civil liberties, as well as the rights of minorities and women.
Also Monday, authorities arrested another member of Mubarak's regime on charges of using his position to accumulate wealth. The Justice Ministry ordered Monier Thabit, brother of Mubarak's wife, held for 15 days. A large number of associates of the ousted ruler face similar charges.
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