Egypt parliament approves fine of $560 for harassing touristsStaff Writer | April 25, 2018
The Antiquities Protection Law that would stipulate strict financial fines for those who harass tourists at archeological sites.
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Before the approval on the article, that is part of the Antiquities Protection Law, member of the parliament Ehab El-Tamawy called for the punishment of all harassers of tourists to be increased to reach a fine of LE 20,000.
“There is no deterrent so far for those who carry out such acts that badly affects tourism,” said the Minister of Archeology Khaled al-Anani. He also expressed his support to intensify the punishment during the parliament’s Monday session that witnessed the approval on the article.
“This article does not exist in any country, but these acts are a culture, and the intensification of the punishment will not eliminate this phenomenon. There must be sufficient awareness to eliminate such practices,” commented the speaker of the House of Representatives Ali Abdul Aal. ■